Sustainable Design


Sustainable Design is an exploration of low energy, renewable and potentially sustainable materials that can degrade without causing damage. Forty-four materials created from nine developed ingredient combinations, six fiber fillers and six form types. Seven groups are also noted as having desirable properties. All materials are compared to traditional plastics for each design. Tooling, recycling and development costs would be reduced.

"Often when students start to experiment with environmentally-friendly materials, the aesthetic aspects of the design are abandoned. This presentation marries thoughtful research into environmental materials with uncompromising aesthetics." -Craig Vogel, FIDSA, Associate Dean, College of Fine Arts, Carnegie Mellon University.

ontact: Brian Carter,
University of Kansas,

Credit: Brian Carter, University of Kansas