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Atmospheric CO2 is "our biggest resource" says carbon-negative plastic brand Made of Air

Berlin startup Made of Air has developed a bioplastic made of forest and farm waste that sequesters carbon and can be used for everything from furniture to building facades. The recyclable material is 90 per cent carbon and stores around two tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) for every tonne of plastic. By 2050, Made of Air hopes to be storing...

Unit kitchen by Aspekt Office for Reform

Dezeen Showroom: Copenhagen-based kitchen brand Reform has launched Unit, a "kitchen-come-home office" designed by local studio Aspekt Office. The Unit kitchen offers generous surfaces for both work and food preparation, with countertops available in compact laminate, silestone and solid wood. Unit is available with natural oak or dark oak fronts...

Scandinavian design informs Forbo Flooring Systems’ Tessera Struktur 1 carpet tile

Dezeen promotion: UK flooring manufacturer Forbo Flooring Systems said it wanted to capture the "simple and stripped back style" of Scandinavian design in its latest carpet tile offering. Called Tessera Struktur 1 the flat weave design has a durable microtuft construction that is ideal for heavy traffic areas. The company said that the carpet tile,...

Watershed Core is a cyclical installation that filters rainwater in New York

Artist Mary Mattingly has designed a sphere filled with native plants that filter water in a gravity-fed system to mimic New York City's water system. Named Watershed Core, the installation in Prospect Park, Brooklyn, was designed to draw attention to issues around quality, access and privatisation of water in the city. Watershed Core mimics the geological...

Bloom lighting collection by Shakúff

Dezeen Showroom: the Bloom lighting range by Shakúff references the "metamorphosis" that flowers undergo when they blossom. The collection is designed by Joseph Sidof, Shakúff's creative director and founder, and Erno Saller, senior engineer at Shakúff. The Bloom collection features hand-blown glass pendants Pieces include the Bloom chandelier light...

First episode of Braun's Good Design Masterclass with Ilse Crawford explores "simple design"

Designer Ilse Crawford discusses examples of simple design to launch Braun's Good Design Masterclass, which Dezeen is publishing as part of a collaboration with the design brand to celebrate its centenary. Braun created the masterclass series to celebrate its 100th anniversary by inspiring "good design for a better future". Led by Crawford, the Good...

Bathyscafocus Hublot fireplace by Focus

Dezeen Showroom: French fireplace manufacturer Focus has created a suspended and rotating fireplace with a closed hearth porthole. Named Bathyscafocus Hublot, the fireplace is an evolution of the original Bathyscafocus design, which has an open fire. Like its predecessor, the suspended fireplace has a distinctive sphere shape and can rotate. However,...

Carpet brand Interface aims to run its business "in a way that reverses global warming"

Carpet-tile manufacturer Interface aims to achieve negative carbon emissions by 2040, according to sustainability leader Jon Khoo. The brand has set itself an ambitious pathway to becoming a net remover of atmospheric carbon in less than 20 years. It claims all its products are carbon neutral and it launched its first carbon-negative carpet earlier...

Circus Wood chair by Edits

Dezeen Showroom: Vancouver design studio Edits has created a dining chair that offers an updated version of the archetypal mid-century modern wooden chair. Edits designed the Circus Wood chair to fit seamlessly into contemporary interiors while being informed by the heritage of Scandinavian chairs from the 20th century. "It presents a clear statement...

Polestar offers to trade its collectible cars for high-value art

Dezeen promotion: Swedish automaker Polestar has launched an initiative that allows art collectors to directly trade artworks for the company's Polestar 1 performance hybrid car. Production of the Polestar 1 vehicle is scheduled to cease at the end of 2021, after which its manufacturer predicts the car will become a collector's item. In celebration...

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