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SUSTAINABLE MOBILITY: A KEY POINT CONNECTING MILAN TO OSAKA YDD 2018

Sustainable mobility is the mobility model that enables movement with minimal environmental and territorial impact.

Nowadays there are very different kind of transport vehicles we can choose between to move around the city. We can go to school, to office or wherever we want to go by car, bus, underground, motorcycle, taxi and so on.

All these kinds of vehicles contribute to pollution level’s growth.

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The challenges associated with growing traffic, especially in cities, are significant and threaten to become insurmountable. And despite the wide range of ways to get around, there have never been so many people who lack access to transportation or the means to use transportation.

Yet another impact was an increase in sedentary lifestyles, causing and complicating a national epidemic of obesity, and accompanying dramatically increased health care costs.

As the interest and the sensitivity towards pollution problems and sustainability are increasing among society, much are the less polluting solutions that were born (car and bike sharing to mention some).

Sustainable mobility is the purpose which guides Clementina Chiarini and Nicolò Cellina in the project they presented us for The Youth Design Day 2018 edition.

Clementina Chiarini and Nicolò Cellina

Clementina and Nicolò are 24 and 25 years old and are two Italian Architecture students.

The two young students are very glad for the opportunity that we gave them to bring their project in a country which has always considered the theme of sustainable mobility as something truly necessary for the planet’s need to reduce pollution.

In fact, Japan was one of the first countries to internationally highlight the importance of adopting more eco-sustainable behaviors.

Here what they say about their Sustainable Mobility project:

A […] is what you need to move around the city: no traffic, no pollution and no sedentary people! It is special because it is craft made. It is a prototype based in a digital model that you can customize according to your body and your tastes.


Continue to follow us to discover how Clementina and Nicolò developed their idea of Sustainable Mobility to make it more accessible!

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Brand New Youth Design Day 2018 participants!

Let’s go on discovering new Youth Design Day in Japan 2018 participants. Those of today are two groups and two single designer.

All the four design projects are linked, even if in different ways, to the “Sustainable Interior Design” theme we talked about a little while ago.

We will talk extensively about their projects in a few articles. Now, instead, we are focusing on the partipants. Let’s start from the single one:

 

Christian Carlino

Christian Carlino

Christian is 33 years old and he’s from Italy. He earns a Degree in Information Technology and Web Design.

Here what he told us about his project:

What inspired me can be found in the power that the energy fields and the frequencies have on us as human beings. Every vibration, every color, every object, whatever is present on this planet influences our lives.

 

Alessandro Azzolini

Alessandro Azzolini

Alessandro is 20 and comes from Italy.  He studies Architectural Design at Politecnico di Milano.

Below his words describing the design concept:

The concept originates both from the idea of regenerating waste in a way to get a newly usable product and also from the do-it-yourself movement.
In every city, especially in industrial or retail areas, lots of […] are thrown away after their single use. I wanted to do something with them and give them a new life before they are headed to the recycler.

 

Emanuele Matteucci, Giovanni Silvestri and Michele Tunzi

Emanuele Matteucci
Giovanni Silvestri
Michele Tunzi

Emanuele, Giovanni and Michele are all 20 years old and come from Italy. They are university colleagues and study Design of the Industrial Product at Alma Mater Studiorum in Bologna.

These are the words they told us while talking about their project:

This way we save resources both on material, because there is no waste, and industrial treatments.
Furthermore, we built […] starting from a scrap of metal found as a reject in a mechanical workshop, therefore we can say that it is 100% recycled from other processes’ waste.

 

Dario Ivone and Monir Kazemian

Dario Ivone and Monir Kazemian

Dario and Monir are a couple. He is 28 years old and Italian, she is 31 and Iranian. Dario has a Degree in Management Engineering, while Monir a Degree in Architectural Design.

This is what they told us about the project they have developed together:

The elegant geometry and cutting leading to characterize the three shapes, giving new interpretation and defining them as a set of design icon which will elevate the atmosphere of your place and would give your room a modern vibe.


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Sustainable Interior Design: one of the main themes of The Youth Design Day 2018

Within the numerous design projects we have collected for The Youth Design Day in Japan 2018 edition, there are some which can be categorized under the theme of “Sustainable Interior Design”. But how can Interior Design be sustainable?

Sustainable interior design creates interior spaces using design principles such as functionality, accessibility, and aesthetics and expands the focus to include environmental considerations.

For example, sustainable design projects are influenced by such factors as planning efficient use of space, choosing materials with low environmental impacts, and reducing energy consumption, pollution, and waste.

Sustainable interior design aim is that to balance aesthetics and functionality with choices that reduce the environmental impact of their designs.

From a sustainability perspective, it’s very important to pick materials and products with the lowest environmental impact. Organic materials (e.g. wood, wool, natural stone) seem the obvious choice, but we mustn’t forget that natural resources need to be treated responsibly. Choose materials that are quickly renewable (such as fast-growing bamboo), and are extracted in an environmentally responsible way.

The environmental impact of materials and products must be evaluated throughout their entire life cycle — from extraction, production, transportation and processing, all the way to how they are discarded after use.

Interior designers have a lot of power in their hands when it comes to waste reduction, and at the same time, a big responsibility to act sustainably. The planet’s precious resources are limited, so the mentality of discarding products as soon as they go out of style and replacing them with those that are currently trendy is no longer justifiable.

Fortunately, the world of design is becoming increasingly aware of the need for sustainable thinking and is experiencing a growing interest in sustainable trends, such as recycling, upcycling and repurposing. Instead of discarding ‘’old-fashioned’’ objects while they are still functional, designers can (and should) come up with creative ways to give them a new life.


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LET’S DISCOVER NEW YOUTH DESIGN DAY IN JAPAN PARTICIPANTS!

Let’s go on discovering some of the other names that will participate to the Youth Design Day 2018 in Japan. Today’s artists are both Italian and deeply sustainability driven in the projects they will introduce to us.

They are Sara Vignoli and Alessio De Stefano.

 

Sara

Sara Vignoli is 31 and comes from Sardinia, Italy. She has an International II Level Master’s Degree in Architecture.

These are some of the words she told us when speaking about her project:

Living and working with plants improve air quality, make people more creative, more productive, and reduce stress.  Pots and green walls are the most usual solution to bring nature in our lives, […] was born to create an innovative way to solve this problem.

 

Alessio

Alessio De Stefano is an Italian artisan ad he’s 30 years old.

Here what he told us about his project:

The idea was to build a beautiful object, with a vintage touch, meant to be useful and not only decorative.
[…] 
A natural amplifier that will never run out of energy. But also a nice item that invites everybody to play with it.


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LET’S DISCOVER THE YOUTH DESIGN DAY IN JAPAN PARTICIPANTS!

As anticipated last Friday, here are unveiled the names of the first two participants in our contest The Youth Design Day in Japan 2018:

They are Florian Van De Voorde and Vincenzo Sorrentino, two young designer who deal with subjects that are very different from each other.

We want to leave you hanging a little more, so we won’t tell you all about them. You will discover it by continuing to follow us.

 

Florian

Florian Van De Voorde is 22 years old and comes from Belgium. He studies Interior Design at the LUCA School of Arts in Ghent.

Let’s find out what inspired this young artist in his design and sustainability project, which will be presented in Japan. Here are his words:

“Last year – from august to october 2017 – I did my internship in Onbetaalbaar. This is a community of craftsmen (and women) who like to invite people to think about a more sustainable way about throwing away things and redefine what is thrash and what could be re- or upcycled.  During this internship I got the chance to develop my first prototypes. This formed the base on which I made these pieces.”

 

Vincenzo

Vincenzo Sorrentino is 25 years old and he’s Italian. He has a Bachelor in Design & Communication and a Master in Food Design.

Here, instead, is what inspired Vincenzo in his project on the theme of sustainable design:

“Everything started with this question: can the shape of the plate change my eating behaviours and my approach to food? My reflection and my research drove me to the conclusion that in the world different culture eat different kind of food but in the same round plate and so I experimented new shapes trying to re-create new rituals.”


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Save the 3rd date 11 June 2015 Punto Enel Milan h 06.30 p.m. the last six finalist are:

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Save the 2nd date 28 May 2015 Punto Enel Milan h 06.30 p.m. the new six finalist are:

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