Author: Ivanka Dobreva-Dragostinova
- CULTIVATED SUSTAINABLE PRODUCT AND SPATIAL DESIGN
Wood is one of the most widely spread building and manufacturing materials, which has been used from antiquity till nowadays. There are many examples for the application of timber in contemporary design, however, some of the most attractive ones are those related to the development of sustainable design. Growing product and spatial design by modelling construction and shape during plant growth is a method experimented in for a long time. In contemporary design these explorations are motivated and justified not by the desire to rule over nature, but by the ambition to take care for it and use resources in a sustainable manner.
Keywords: sustainable design, cultivated design, eco-friendly design, growing design
- SUSTAINABLE APPLICATION OF WOOD IN CHILDREN’S DESIGN
After a period of massive use into the industrial production of plastic and synthetic materials, the trends are once again directed to natural materials and wood holds the championship in this respect. The variety of timber applications in design for children is large. There are huge series of products as well as limited series and unique ones. In the most of the designer developments is clearly visible the desire to focus on sustainable design searches. The report is an attempt to explore the possibilities for sustainable use of wood in the context of the increased criteria for harmlessness and safety as well as to address the extent to which these two aspects are complementary or opposing
Keywords: sustainable design, eco-friendly design, design of children’s environment