- ISBN 9780500288399
- 20.90 x 16.40 cm
- Paperback with flaps
- With over 800 colour illustrations
- First published 2009
‘Essential for anyone who wants to live a green but design-conscious life’ – Blueprint
‘Packed with useful information … absolutely fascinating … one of those essential books that should be on every bookshelf. Highly recommended’ – Hot Brands Cool Places
‘If you want a helping hand in staying chic and getting green you would do well to pick up a copy of this handbook’ – Grafik
The Eco-Design Handbook is the most comprehensive publication to catalogue and represent the vast array of ingenious green products available to the consumer. A complete sourcebook of beautifully designed, ecologically sensitive and consumer-friendly objects for everyday use at home and in the office.
Scrutinizing every aspect of our designed world, The Eco-Design Handbook – now completely revised and updated – offers the most innovative, ecologically sensitive and consumer-friendly products for all areas of the home and office, including environmentally sound building materials. Some pieces are prototypes, while some are already classics; many others are destined to become part of the design canon.
• More than 550 detailed product listings
• 140 carefully selected building materials
• information on hundreds of designers, manufacturers and green organizations
Whether you are interested in design or the sustainability of our environment, whether you are building a house or looking for new furniture, whether your office is buying stationery supplies or looking for ergonomic chairs, The Eco-Design Handbook is the definitive resource, invaluable for both the lay consumer and the design professional.
Alastair Fuad-Luke is an international sustainable design facilitator, consultant, educator, writer and activist. He is the author of several books on eco-design including The Eco-Travel Handbook, also published by Thames & Hudson.
Also of interest
The New Autonomous House: Design and Planning for Sustainability
Collapsibles: A Design Album of Space-Saving Objects
Readymade: How to Make (almost) Everything
Design for the Real World
Remake It - Home: The Essential Guide to Resourceful Living
Nano House: Innovations for Small Dwellings