Sustainability and Biophilic Design
There was also a trend for more Biophilic design with stands embracing the Natural Trend. Sustainability, often being in focus at the heart of the design. Palm leaves, wicker, bamboo, cork and wool were amongst the design materials used.
Brazilian gallery – Branch Objects had selected a collection of Artists creating with the earths natural materials. Designer, Ines Schertel, uses sheep wool to create her felted lights. Domingos Totora uses discarded cardboard. Escoarts creations, utilise flowers, vines and seeds from the floor of the Amazon rain forest.
Californian Melanie Abrantes, uses woodturning techniques to create vases and planters. Created in sustainable local materials. Whilst , Ghaya Bin Mesmar and Mermelada Studio, from Irthi, use Safeefah weaving with palm fronds, to create their chairs. With inspiration from traditional ‘Areesh’ houses in the desert.