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Lisbon Under Stars

Lisbon Under Stars was a multidisciplinary experience, which gathered multimedia projections, virtual dancers and visual effects to the sounds of Portuguese music. Several Portuguese artists were presented in one coherent work: dancers, singers, urban artists, painters and multimedia artists. The immersive show was presented at the Ruins of Carmo Church, Portuguese heritage site, providing a new way of experiencing the history of more than 600 years of Lisbon and Portugal. The Church was addressing the audience and narrating the story, making the audience feel at the center of the story.

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Twin Lotus

Upon arrival at the Noi Bai international airport visitors are welcomed by twin murals depicting lotus ponds in full bloom. The lotus, the national flower of Vietnam, was selected as the focus for 2 impressive 720 sq. meter outdoor murals painted on the facade of the T2 terminal. For over 2 months, lead designer Thu Thuy and New Hanoi Arts company worked creating these 15 meter high murals which were unveiled in January 2019. The blooming lotus reflecting in the pool and in the terminal’s glass windows, creates a sense of endless beauty and peace, a surrealism first impression of Hanoi.

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Omdesign 2016

To create this self-promotion packaging, Omdesign shaped it as an acorn, the seed of its commitment to the future, while combining 2 Portuguese icons: Port Wine and Cork. Produced with wood and cork, free of any oil derivatives, this packaging stores a real acorn, covered with soil, inside its base. The goal is to encourage consumers to reuse it as a container to grow a cork oak. This eco-design marks the launch of the company in 1998, commemorates the 89 awards received in 2016 and challenges users to contribute to the cork oak forest preservation efforts.

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Smog Free Project

The Smog Free Project offers a unique sensual experience of a clean future. It consists of Smog Free Tower and Smog Free Jewellery, and the Tower is the largest air purifier in the world that cleans 30,000m3 per hour via patented ion technology, using no more green electricity than a waterboiler. Collected smog particles are then compressed and turn into a tangible souvenir, rings and cuff-links. By sharing a Smog Free jewelry, one donates 1000m3 of clean air.

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Rhita

Assembly and disassembly designed for sustainability cause. With an Innovative hinge structure system designed, 70 percent of parts were reduced, no glue or rivet for fixation, no sewing of the inner lining, that makes it easier to be repaired, and downsized 33 percent of freight volume, eventually, extend the suitcase life-cycle. All parts can be purchase individually, for customizing own suitcase, or parts replacement, no returning suitcase to repair center needed, saves time and reduce shipping carbon footprint.

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No Footprint House

The NFH is developed for serial production, based on a larger toolbox of prefabricated residential typologies. A first prototype was built for a European family in the southwest of Costa Rica. They chose a two-bedroom configuration with steel structure and pine wood finishes, which was shipped to its target location on one single truck. The building is designed around a central service core in order to optimize logistical efficiency regarding assembly, maintenance and usage. The project seeks for integral sustainability in terms of its economic, environmental, social and spatial performance.

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Legendary designers and their award-winning works.

Design Legends are extremely famous designers who make our World a better place with their good designs. Discover legendary designers and their innovative product designs, original art works, creative architecture, outstanding fashion designs and design strategies. Enjoy and explore original design works of award-winning designers, artists, architects, innovators and brands worldwide. Get inspired by creative designs.

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