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Celebrating design in all its forms

Celebrating design in all its forms

In 1959 His Royal Highness Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh launched the Duke of Edinburgh’s Prize for Elegant Design with the aim of lifting the nation out of post-war austerity by rewarding elegant solutions to design problems.

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Making cradle to grave a reality

Making cradle to grave a reality

A New Zealand designer is looking at ‘cradle to grave’ design, literally and practically. Greg Holdsworth has developed the Return to Sender eco-coffin, mindful of environmental concerns and “a more natural approach to death”.

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Ideas kept clean and simple

Ideas kept clean and simple

With a focus on beauty, sustainability and craft, the human touch was a feature of entries in this year’s US based Industrial Design Excellence Awards.

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