This is my blog about industrial design, one of many interests of mine 🙂 It all started when I as a child discovered how IKEA had good design solutions for small homes, and my interest for great design grew bigger over the years.
I am born and raised in Sweden and have seen a lot of great examples of nordic design. The PH-lamp made by danish Poul Henningsen is for example one of my favourite design objects. Maybe I should say that Sweden and Denmark are two countries in the northern Europe for those of you who don´t know.
As an adult I have been travelling and worked at different locations all over the world and have seen lots of fantastic design objects. In Japan for example they have a lot of smart industrial design that makes life easier.
Nowadays I am very interested in sustainable design and I am curious about what the designers will come up with next in a world that require more and more eco-friendly solutions. I think we will see a lot of products made of recycled material and more products made of natural materials in the future.
The process has already started. The architects draws energy-efficient houses in carefully selected materials that´s not dangerous for the nature and many designers makes their products in biodegradable materials which is positive for our planet.
I think it´s necessary that we adapt to a more ecological sustainable lifestyle, and the designers plays a major role in that process because they have the creativity and the skills to make us want to choose the eco-products instead of the conventional products we´re used to.
My intention with this blog is to tell you more about eco-friendly industrial design and to spread information about good design that has been loved by generations. I mentioned the PH-lamp earlier, and that´s a great example of a product that has been popular during decades and which has been handed down in generations.
This is a little video clip about industrial design projects by students at the school California College of the Arts: