kitchen ecology: call for participation kitchen ecology: call for participation
mar 05, 2009

kitchen ecology: call for participation

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kitchen ecology: recipes for good design june 26 -28, 2009 dwell on design, los angeles

from the humble fireplace to electrical oven cooktops, kitchens have evolved over time to become much more than simply an area for cooking. nowadays it is a place for eating and socializing – an integral part of our daily lifestyle. as the new hub of the modern home, we expect more from our kitchen – convenience, comfort, cleanliness, the latest technology – while simultaneously demanding less – less energy consumption, water usage, and waste.

it’s a delicate balance, and one that is in a constant state of development. in this spirit of evolving the archetype, designboom in collaboration with dwell on design will host a ‘kitchen ecology: recipes for good design’ exhibition. it’s now time for a kitchen strategy session, making it the ideal place to reduce our environmental impact. just like with any recipe, we need to modify our habits and experiment with new (and old) ingredients and methods to be successful.

‘kitchen ecology: recipes for good design’, this curated group show will express subjects and details of our kitchen environment by analyzing the ongoing conflict of ecology and consumerism. it will feature works from the freshest young and upcoming international designers, exploring ways to tweak the basic ingredients to produce the most eco-friendly, energy efficient models possible.

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CALL FOR PARTICIPATION taking part in ‘kitchen ecology: recipes for good design’ is a great opportunity to show your talent, share your ideas and suggest ways to go green.

enroll now! please send us your design work of practical kitchen accessories, objects and utensils for food preparation, cooking, cool storage, new waste containers, … innovations that combine effective design with environmental issues and energy/water conservation. you can send us drawings and / or photos of prototypes of what you would like to show in this exhibition.

  • nice concept! when and where will it happen? will it be online or brick/mortar?

  • it will be a REAL show in los angeles, june 26 -28, 2009.
    we’ll be inside the cultural program of [url=] ‘dwell on design’ [/url]conference and exhibition.
    designboom will select the best projects and exhibit prototypes,
    photos and renderings of international designers.
    we encourage all designers, photographers, graphic designers, artists…
    from all over the world to participate.

    following the [url=] big public success [/url] of another [url=] group show [/url]we organized in september 2007,
    [url=] ‘handled with care’ [/url], at designersblock in london.

    birgit/designboom says:
  • What we know is less important than our capacity to continue to learn more. Informal, structured, knowledge sharing, and just-in-time.

    Isabel says:
  • It’s a good idea to present recipes, in form of new design ideas. Hopefully they will not be too difficult to follow!

    Liv says:
  • What’s the deadline for sending in material?

    Mathew says:

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