10kg InstituteAn institution that rations 10kg polyblocks that can be endlessly re-printed into different shapes.
Concept by Justin McGuirk. Read his story here.
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date: April 17-22, 2012
location: Milan, Italy
economic system is in turmoil. Our resources are becoming scarce. In the
meantime, we stick to the same economic models, producing more products,
producing more waste.
if, in an alternative economic model, income tax is replaced with tax on raw
materials? What would this mean for the design industry? Will designers offer
alternative ways of creating materials, will they specialize in upcycling,
concentrate on services, go digital, or do something else?
During the International Furniture Fair in Milan, Droog presented “Material Matters: a future furniture fair,” featuring 20 design companies—both real and imagined—that might come to thrive given the change in policy. The imaginary future fair aimed to inspire designers to develop alternative business models urged by material scarcity and economic upheaval, striving for a real fair next time. Material Matters took part in Domus Open Design Archipelago, a collective laboratory that previews the future of design, located at the beautiful Palazzo Clerici.