Environmental and ecological issues are enormously present in the current design. Getting out of the linear economy, designing products that can easily be reused, repaired, reinvented and recycled are the prerogatives of many Brussels designers.
To highlight this trend, in collaboration with Mad Brussels and hub.brussels, Design September will put the theme of Eco Design forward for this 13th edition.
Eco Design involves taking into account the respect of the principles of sustainable development from the very beginning of the process of designing an object, a building or a service. Its principles are to create in respect of the environment, to limit the ecological footprint, to use less and better the raw materials and to think about non-polluting modes of manufacture. The reflection is on the life cycle of the product and its components, its lifespan, its possibilities of reuse, recycling, revaluation, or composting until the end of its life.
The goal of eco design is to produce without destroying, improving the quality of life and changing the habits of the consumer. The designer is looking for new solutions that are more respectful of the environment without losing the desire for aesthetics and functionality.
Through projects, Belgian brands, prototypes, exhibitions this focus will prove that young and old Belgian designers are at the forefront of innovation for the development of products that respect the environment.