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Today’s global economy relies on a massive demand for products, leading major resource consumption and growing pollution. However, out of great problems come great innovations, and Dezeen.com’s Marcus Fairs shows off some of the most brilliant, cutting-edge products that stemmed from a serious need for more eco-friendly designs around the world, in the US release of his book, Green Design: Creative Sustainable Designs for the Twenty-First Century. Unlike most design books which focus mainly on one niche, the unique inventions presented in Green Design, hand-picked by Dezeen.com founder and former Icon magazine editor Marcus Fairs, cover the full spectrum of eco-conscious products and structures, from water-filtering bicycles to apartment buildings with plant-based natural cooling systems; from solar-powered garden jar lights, to art prints created from non-toxic bacterial symbiosis.
With vivid, full-color photos of each design and concise backgrounds of the designs and their creators, Marcus Fairs shows readers how a movement towards a greener lifestyle has become easier than ever before, without sacrificing fashion or function in product designs. Each product offered in this book caters to a specific need or desire – from cleaner water in developing countries to more energy efficient lighting in dance clubs, and eccentric found-art made from garbage to crank-powered computers – leaving no stone unturned in an effort to make every aspect of life, regardless of income or the region of the world, as green as the next great designer can conceive. Without preaching the graces of “going green,” the stylish and fun designs the author presents will inspire readers to understand eco-conscious living and modern living as one and the same.
In this segment of The Clean Energy View Radio Show, host, June Stoyer talks to Marcus Fairs.
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