November 8, 2011
Manufacturing a Sustainable Award to Recognize Sustainability Leaders
After finding a responsible product, Formica Corporation also came up with a plan to reduce manufacturing waste. They designed the awards to fit neatly within a standard sheet of laminate to avoid wasteful offcuts and odd dimensions. 16 rows of six-inch squares were cut from a single sheet, eliminating excess material. With the placards cut, the award logo was screen-printed onto each one, and packaged in fully recyclable packaging ready for transport.
It might seem like a lot of work for a simple award, but when product designers and manufacturers work to eliminate waste and select sustainable materials, their positive actions are multiplied many times over by virtue of mass production. Besides, it wouldn’t be right to have an unsustainably made trophy to celebrate products that give back to people and planet.
Lana Del Rey’s Music Has Always Taken Architecture Very Seriously
The singer-songwriter’s cultural universe includes keenly observed references to cities, neighborhoods, and buildings. And her fans are paying attention.
Brooklyn Museum Presents an Exhibition of Artist-Made Zines
Copy Machine Manifestos: Artists Who Make Zines is on view at the Brooklyn Museum November 17 through March 31, 2024.
For Kongjian Yu, Landscape Architecture is the “Art of Survival”
The Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum Award winner talks to METROPOLIS about our changing planet, his “Sponge City” concept, and nature-based solutions to urban planning.