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The Green Design Competition: Winners Announced, July 12th!

We are happy to announce the 2 winners of 20 contestants in the first category (Established Entrepreneurs) and 20 in the second category (Up-and-coming Entrepreneurs).

Concept PalmLeather Sandals by Tjeerd Veenhoven (NL) - winner in Category 1 (Established design entrepreneurs)
The PalmLeather Sandals - sandals produced of palm leaves - by Tjeerd Veenhoven include all aspects that the jury wanted to see: local production, a strong business plan with high potential, a good design, innovation, sustainability, social empowerment and economic development. The biodiversity of the PalmLeather Sandals is twofold. Firstly, plastic is replaced by a biodegradable material in a huge market. In addition, the product is well-designed so that it is less likely to be discarded. The jury described this concept as 'a perfect example of how to create an ecological economy’.

 


Concept Ento (UK) - winner in Category 2 (Starting design entrepreneurs)

Ento is the winning concept of Jonathan Fraser, Jacky Chung, Julene Aguire and Aran Dasan. They developed a 'roadmap' for introducing edible insects in the Western diet. The jury selected this concept as a winner in this category because of its potential impact and thoughtful approach. Ento cuts a hot topic: the rising global demand for food. The concept can have an enormous impact on the diet of Westerners. The jury praised the design and branding, and simultaneously the potential impact on a large group of people. The jury hopes that Ento uses the prize to further investigate the product and ultimately to develop it.

Congratulations to the Winners!

 

The Green Design Competition: Finalists Announced!

We are happy to announce the 8 finalists of 20 contestants in the first category (Established Entrepreneurs) and 20 in the second category (Up-and-coming Entrepreneurs).

Congratulations to the Finalists!

 

Category 1

Kranen Gille "To us sustainability is not an aesthetic aspect, but is about products that stand the test of time." Read More

ORE Design + Technology "We feel that the challenge to synthesize the raw potential of the natural world into feasible design is to do it through simple methods. Rather than adding untested technology onto untested ideas, we feel a design should function on core-principals of physics means in order for it to succeed."  Read More

Tjeerd_Veenhoven                                                'I like to experiment with materials, invent solutions for problems and implement this in all sorts of design.'Read More

Stichting 60 layers of cake & Florian en Stijn  "We are living in a world in which a shift in emphasis is taking place from me to we, from transaction to relation, from product to meaning. Not consumption but communication driven." Read More

 

Category 2

Sandro Lopez and Sergio Studer "We think that sustaining biodiversity requires not solely a redesign of products or services but a reconsideration of design thinking as a system of thought." Read More
Ento "Our vision is to make a positive difference to society. As a team our efforts have specifically focused on food security and the impact of the food industry on the environment." Read More
Jannis Huelsen "I want to create a future with intelligent materials." Read More
 

Studio Lenneke Langenhuijsen "As a designer we have the ability to create quality in the things we are surrounded with, and that gives us quality of live."

 

 

 

 

 

The Green Design Competition: Shortlist Announced!

Exactly 113 design entrepreneurs enrolled for The Green Design Competition from countries all over the world. We are delighted and honoured to be able to welcome so many applications. We are happy to announce a shortlist of 20 contestants in the first category (Established Entrepreneurs) and 20 in the second category (Up-and-coming Entrepreneurs). Familiar names from the international design industry and new talents together form this first season's shortlist.

Congratulations to the Shortlisted!

Category 1

 

21am S.r.l  "21am sees thought and wit contribute to improve the quality of life for everybody, through the development of tangible and intangible products that enhance the ability of the individual to act in full respect of his creative freedom."  Read More

 

Berber Soepboer "Clothing is a powerfull communication tool because it represents our ‘identity. It is an ideal means to create greater awareness among consumers." Read More

 

Blaess "Sharing between projects allows for idea generation that can spark new avenues of thought, research and reality." Read More

 

DESIGNNOBIS "We bring solutions to yet undiscovered problems and undefined needs, and offer total design services that are strategically and economically valuable." Read More

 

Ontwerpbureau Fix "My goal is to bring people to ideas how easy and useful renewable energy can be applied. The best way to do so is to let people experience themselves the possibilities of applying sustainable energy in a playful and positive manner. My vision has similarities with Confucius: I hear and I forgot, I see and I remember, I do and I learn." Read More 

 

Strawberries Fabrics  "Strawberries Fabrics wants to design fabrics that explore the desire of feeling and touch. In this way making people aware how soft a cotton fabric can be or how lovely it is to wear a hand-embroidered scarf." Read More

 

Kranen Gille "To us sustainability is not an aesthetic aspect, but is about products that stand the test of time." Read More

 

Bastiaan Hemmes "I want to design products that aim at sustaining the environment but also try to make people happy". Read More

 

Studio Geke Lensink "Our challenge would be to reach the large group of mass consumers and break through the disposable culture." Read More

 

Stichting 60 layers of cake & Florian en Stijn  "We are living in a world in which a shift in emphasis is taking place from me to we, from transaction to relation, from product to meaning. Not consumption but communication driven." Read More

 

Sander Lucas Ontwerpen "When people see my design(s) and get a smile on their face, that’s really my biggest compliment and something I always want to achieve with all my products." Read More

 

ORE Design + Technology "We feel that the challenge to synthesize the raw potential of the natural world into feasible design is to do it through simple methods. Rather than adding untested technology onto untested ideas, we feel a design should function on core-principals of physics means in order for it to succeed."  Read More

 

Marx&Steketee architecten "We will go on with working on research of the senses, so architecture may again address the heart and the health of body and mind."  Read More

 
RO&AD Architecten "We seek out the essences and issues of an assignment and let them fertilize each other. And in the meantime we try to make our positive footprint as big as possible." Read More
 


GreenbizStartup & DesignThinkers
"We believe in a new type of “designers” whose sustainability mindset and design thinking methods brings people together. Diversity enhances sustainable entrepreneurship in order to fully grasp impacts of actions of the ecosystem" Read More

 

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Fox & Freeze
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  Motio Development
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Tjeerd Veenhoven
 'I like to experiment with materials, invent solutions for problems and implement this in all sorts of design.''

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CATEGORY 2

 

 

Atelier Roel de Boer "I bring the natural elements  back into the city, because it enriches my life and that of others"  Read More

 

    Joonhyun Kim "My goal as a designer is solving the smallest parts of inconvenience" Read More
    Kuleana Designs "Kuleana means both privilege and responsibility in Hawaiian – we have the privilege of enjoying the hospitality of this earth, it’s our responsibility to protect it". Read More
    Fernanda Costa Pereira "I did not only want to design for less impact. I started wondering how could packaging actually make energy, instead of wasting it?" Read More
    Elba Margarita Lopez Mejia "Our goal is to create a viable solution towards combating the current water crisis in our country, Mexico." Read More
    Jannis Huelsen "I want to create a future with intelligent materials." Read More
    JBomers Design "To sustain the biodiversity on our planet we have to stop the increasing inequality between the few rich and  the many poor." Read More
 

 

Patrick Couwenberg "People will have to become more aware, and what better way to do that is with something that interests them. Design can be this bridge." Read More

   

Trina Listanco "To design is always to redesign. I see sustainable design as a dynamic and evolving process. And this process has elements of intuition, accident, emotions, politics and logic, all together." Read More

    Victor Sonna "In society we have the tendency to clear up or put a way things that are broken down. I investigate those attributes in search for a new meaning and destiny." Read More
 
Studio AtĂčppertĂč – Gionata Gatto "As designers we have the unique opportunity to launch Values into the market, and at the same time we face an educative challenge: to stimulate people to be aware of their own actions." Read More
    Palash Singh "Make life Better instead of Easier is my philosophy and vision as a designer." Read More
    Sandro Lopez and Sergio Studer "We think that sustaining biodiversity requires not solely a redesign of products or services but a reconsideration of design thinking as a system of thought." Read More 
    Studio JosĂ© de la O "I have a fascination on looking at how we as humans perceive and relate emotionally with other people, our objects and our context." Read More
    Lilian van Daal "Society today seems to be missing respect for each other and for everyday products. I try to make people think about how we deal with the world around us." Read More
    Earnest Studio "My ideal world is a place where we don't feel guilty about making something new, because we've made it in a good, responsible way." Read More 
    Ento "Our vision is to make a positive difference to society. As a team our efforts have specifically focused on food security and the impact of the food industry on the environment." Read More
    BUUR "BUUR wants to make the abstract idea of biodiversity tangible by drawing it closer to people and giving it a place in our daily lives." Read More
    Minjoo Kwon "My works are mostly related to the environment and I named it “Microorganism Design” which means the design contributing to society and the worldstarting from the small place of society and bringing practical changes." Read More
   

 

Studio Lenneke Langenhuijsen
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