The old giant, out of commission Tempelhof airport located in Berlin was the home to the 10th DMY design fair at the beginning of this month. Among all the fantastic designs from all over the world were also a few innovative examples of green design.
Take for example this beautiful chair by designer Gustav Duesing‘s. The chair called 23D has an intriguing skeletal shape and a brilliant flat-pack design. It is cut from a sheet of 0.7 inch thick birch-plywood, assembles without the use of glue or screws, and it packs flat to ship, saving on CO2 emissions during transportation. The chair’s structure is based on the skeleton. A central backbone element defines the overall shape and branches out into a set of ribs forming the seat. The chair’s interlocking no-glue-no-screws system can be fully assembled in no-time, and once it’s all set into place it will provide a sturdy seat for years to come.
Another intriguing work was presented by local designer Werner Aisslinger. Aisslinger presented his plantation chair, that grows into shape from the ground, in a living form. The chair is born from a steel corset! After the removal of the corset, a unique chair is revealed – truly singular, because nature cannot be programmed to deliver a certain result. The chair is no longer produced in the classical sense of the word. Instead, it grows in a greenhouse or on a field. When it has reached maturity, the steel corset is opened and removed, revealing a naturally grown chair. The title of the project by this Berlin-based designer, who imagines huge “product plantations” in the future, reflects this utopian means of production: the “chair farm”.