Posted: February 28th, 2012 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Renovation Planning | Tags: A Plus R, Christian Desile, Eco furniture, Folding Chair, Furnishings, furniture, Online Store, Sustainable | Comments Off
It’s a chair. It’s a wall hanging. It’s an environmentalist’s dream. The ultimate folding chair emerges from the simplicity of a drawing and the sustainability of bamboo and recycled PET from the sketch pad of French designer Christian Desile. What’s more, when the chair is closed, it’s pancake flat, taking up less room for shipping or storage (100 bamboo chairs=2 linear meters).
A self-learner, Christian figured out how to cut a single chair from a 20-mm slice of board. We love the way it looks, no matter how it folds. Open, it’s a sturdy seat for extra guests. Closed, it can be hung on the wall, providing graphic interest to a space.
At its launch – 2009 Maison&Objet show in Paris – Desile, produced by Belgium Vange, won the “Coup de Coeur” award by the press and was selected as the “Découverte Now” by a special jury.
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Posted: May 17th, 2011 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: mcsixtyfive | Tags: Blip, eco power, Favorite New Thought, green power, Implux, Michael Courtenay, Michael Courtenay, Sustainable, Technoid, Technoid Computer News, Übercool, Urban Turbin, Varan Sureshan, Vertical Axis Wind Turbine, wind turbine | Comments Off
Varan Sureshan’s Implux Urban Turbine – Vertical Axis Wind Turbine - is set for commercial success. Implux is the omni-directional shroud that forms the outer covering of a turbine and directs the wind from all directions up through the unit to turn an aerofoil propeller rotor like that used on horizontal axis wind turbines. The shroud, which is in itself a stunning piece of design, consists of a series of fixed horizontal blades that are shaped to capture the wind and accelerate it up into the central chamber to turn the turbine rotor. Sureshan says his invention is capable of generating more electricity than a standard horizontal wind turbine with the same sized rotor, but with reduced noise, maintenance and the ability to harness the power of wind that is continuously and rapidly changing direction and speed. This makes it suitable for the swirling wind patterns usually found on the tops of high-rise buildings within cities M★C READ MORE