On the national level, North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) is not only among the top design states in Germany, but a large proportion of designers who have a special focus on sustainability work and/or have received their training right here in NRW. We will be telling their story starting on November 2nd in our “NRW Special”.
The ökoRAUSCH think tank’s NRW Special will be presenting select designers, academies, scientists and companies in a number of profiles, home stories, reports and specialist articles. We will be creating a pool of multidisciplinary relevance that will serve to enrich the work of other creative thinkers, companies, industries, science, as well as environmental and social institutions. These uplifting reports will help increase sustainability awareness within NRW’s creative industry.
The NRW Special additionally offers a platform to discuss new innovations and developments and helps form strategic networks. It will serve to identify current trends in NRW, the economy and in consequence, society as a whole in order to foster sustainable development. The featured creative thinkers are characterised by the quality and originality of their work. Because “design with awareness” creates an added value that future generations will benefit from.
North Rhine-Westphalia is home to many small design labels and creative thinkers that have dedicated themselves to sustainability. On the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the state of NRW, on 2 November 2016, we began a feature that will make this diversity more visible and to present designers and projects – all of which call the creative state their home – that work on an exclusively sustainable basis.
Focus of interest of the ECO DESIGN FORUM (EDF) international are the stories of designers all over the world who explore green ideas and develop sustainable products. Designers, artists, creative thinkers and cultural protagonists are meeting up with sustainability experts to exchange thoughts and to learn from each other.
The presented designers and artists are distinguished by their quality and originality. The focus here is on the heads and the philosophy behind the products and works: What distinguishes designers who are committed to sustainability? What motivates them especially? Stay inspired!