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February 15, 2013

The end of green design

"Tech has killed green. Until recently the design world was on a mission to save the planet; now it seems enthralled by gadgets. Adjectives like 'sustainable' and 'eco' have been usurped by upstarts such as 'smart' and 'hacked'. ...

"Green design felt right at the start of the economic crisis: it sought to replace over-indulgence with frugality, served with a side order of punishment for our wickedness. Penal minimalism was all the rage: spartan furniture made of ethically sourced timber that was so good for you, it hurt."

Posted by Ghost of a flea at February 15, 2013 09:27 AM