Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Sustainable Design Initiative Launched

source: http://www.environmentalleader.com/2008/06/16/sustainable-design-initiative-launched/

elogico.jpgGroups from the U.S. and Italy have launched Elogico, a sustainable design initiative set on raising environmental consciousness in the design of products and buildings, Plenty reports.

Italian design branding firm Brandit, and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) kicked off the venture recently in response to consumers who increasingly consider environmental sustainability and ethical production when making purchases.

The SAIC and its partners plan to host workshops, discussions, and exchanges over the next five years.

Partners include the Sustainable Furniture Council and a host of furniture designers, home desingers, architects and others including Parri Design, Pagano, Morelato, and lighting company MetalSpot.

“We need to rethink the relationship between the manufacturer and the designer, and the many factors affecting [a product’s] sustainability,” says Hennie Reynders, the head of SAIC’s department of interior architecture and design department.

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