Doormat used to clean shoes when entering indoors is often made of polyester, generates microplastics, contributing to environmental pollution. Luffa, a plant-based fiber is quick to dry and lightweight. Even after its life, biodegradable material naturally decomposes. Layered, it creates volume and an attractive form. Luffa step creates a functional and sustainable alternative to plastic products.
Oyster buoy cans replace the plastic waste generated in the maritime industry. It made from oyster shells(calcium carbonate) and cement, doesn't release any toxins into nature. Once it is no longer functional, sinks into the sea and provides a habitat for marine organisms as artificial coral. Through it, we can create a sustainable cycle for both the vital fishing industry and marine life.
“Remembrance" is a transformative design project by Korean furniture designer Subin Seol, aiming to immortalize architectural heritage lost through demolition. This unique collection is crafted using salvaged handrails from the now-demolished Fawley Power Station, a notable landmark celebrated for its distinctive Brutalist aesthetic. Once a symbol of regional pride, this cherished site is thoughtfully commemorated through functional design pieces, serving as physical reminders of the architectural legacy. The collection, composed of a dining chair and coffee table, encapsulates the original aesthetic of the Fawley Power Station. Although the handrails represent just a fragment of the building, they embody its architectural DNA, making each piece a tangible link to the past. The irregular shapes and marks of the handrails are embraced as design features, showcasing the beauty of the building's raw Brutalist aesthetic and history. Seol's project deviates from traditional methods of remembering demolished buildings, such as photography or videography. Instead, it offers a more intimate interaction with the architectural past through repurposed elements of the original building. This innovative preservation method redefines how we value and remember our architectural heritage. Moreover, salvaging and repurposing materials underscores the importance of sustainable design. By breathing new life into discarded handrails, the project mitigates environmental impacts associated with new material production and prevents these elements from ending up as landfill waste. Through this project, Seol echoes a resounding call for preservation and sustainability. Each piece from the "Remembrance" collection is more than just furniture—it's a unique narrative, a tribute to lost architectural heritage, and a catalyst for preserving it for future generations. This concept of material reincarnation posits a thoughtful, innovative solution for retaining our architectural history and preserving it for posterity.
Every year, many beaches throw away waste tubes and fishing nets for safety reasons. NETUB is an upcycling beach picnic package with abandoned tubes and fishing nets that are actually abandoned at Songjeong Beach in Haeundae-gu. As a component, it is designed with a mat bag that can be opened and used as a mat, a bag that can be folded and used as a bag, a back cushion, and a mini table.
The problem with the site is the growing demand for parking and the parking space that cannot keep up with the demand. And the precious thing that the inhabitants had in their lives was plants in the site. I propose a plantable parking tower that can be expanded following vehicle demand. The proposed parking problem solution and green environment improvement plan will make the area sustainable. In the process of expanding green areas, residents will activate communities through plants, create life and enjoy themselves while cultivating and growing plants. Through this process, we will strengthen locality and commonality.
The mmmc is a public chair made of mycelium using agricultural waste from a mushroom farm that is operated directly, and is the smallest pavilion. After the pandemic, we enjoy gathering. And it naturally gathers where you can sit, where there are public chairs. This chair, where mushrooms are both hidden and exposed at the boundaries of the ground, contains 1 sustainability of circulation that starts and ends on the ground, 2 functionality of various module combinations, and 3 pleasure in small wit.
Korea is the world's second-largest oyster producer, of which 80% is produced in Tongyeong. This shaving set is made by upcycling oyster shells in Tongyeong. Currently, there is no disposal method for oyster shells, so they are disposed at sea and the marine ecosystem is being polluted. By upcycling oyster shells into eco-friendly materials, I wanted to reduce marine environmental pollution.
When I saw the theme 'Joyful,' I remembered the time I spent with my loved ones. 'Stretching Heart' is made of uncoated paper and it can wrap up gifts firmly, without using tape or ribbon. You don't even need any additional envelope or paper to write a letter. The wrapper will become a letter.
Tapered Stool is object furniture that uses oyster shells & waste nets to inform environmental issue and contains local symbol. oyster is life of the local people and pain. as well as plastic in our surroundings, i like to inform you about oyster that has a negative impact. This project upcycles oyster shells into valuable and harmless materials, offering creative and sustainable solutions.
Boxing is a series of side tables and partitions designed with corrugated cardboard The project, which started as a way to reduce the amount of furniture waste being thrown away, is designed to be easy to assemble and recycled using corrugated cardboard, providing users with various forms of fun while reducing the burden on the environment.
WEGO started with the thought of ‘I want to make a desk for my nephew’. I wanted my nephew to keep using the desk without throwing it away. So, I thought of ways to build an emotional connection with the product and use it over time. In this way, a desk that changes as you grow and can be assembled by yourself, so you can build emotional sympathy. Now WEGO will grow with my three-year-old nephew.
I designed a bench that combines Hanji leather with hard wood and uses Aircap material. By using Aircap as a fabric filler, it is the result of a new recycling of what is wrapped around the product itself. The bench is inspired by sofas and chairs that cannot be changed if the fabric is damaged, and the air cap and leather can be easily stacked and strapped to change the fabric at any time.
One-third of the world's food waste is agricultural products that are discarded because of the aesthetic requirements. It causes serious environmental problems and cause a climate change. I created a unique form and a bright concept of wonky tomatoes pattern and the phrase "I am not, ugly, I am just too special tomatoes!"with the typography. Reversible bag is made by TYVEK material, which is 100% recyclable. I wanted to deliver a serious environmental issue in an enjoyable way and make sustainable future by reducing food waste and coping with climate.
"Our House is on Fire" is a virtual climate crisis campaign with Patagonia, a company actively practices environmental protection, as a client. It is an online campaign that encourages people to be aware of the climate crisis with the illustration and articles. The colorful colors provide visual fun so that even those who are not interested in environmental issues can approach them with curiosity.
"ANGLED" provides a cost-effective and eco-friendly solution to the refugee crisis at the Polish Korchowa facility. It uses triangular plastic fixtures, paper tube supports, and recycled vinyl tent. The shelter includes a floor and refuge area with logo, lake signage, glass windows, and a stove. It offers practical and psychological support to war-displaced refugees, aiming to be a beacon of hope.
NOS is a 100% sustainable tableware made from natural materials such as discarded walnut shells, pine resin, and canauba powder. The walnut shells complement the weak durability typical of eco-friendly materials. With variously crushed walnut shells, NOS showcases unique CMF with different colors, patterns, and light transmittance, providing a visually delightful tea time for everyone.
It was made with inspiration from the sentence, "The peace I choose in chaotic and dizzy life." A chair made of only one material between complicated human relationships and earthly waste, used cork, an eco-friendly material. Made of three pieces, it seeks enjoyment and sustainability in a way that allows you to enjoy customized furniture by changing it to "the joy of assembling furniture yourself" and "the rope I want to do."