Curated and connected by Steven Learner, Collective Design Source offers you access to his universe of makers, plus personalized recommendations, referrals, and introductions to design partners.
How do designers both take inspiration from the natural world in their designs and also incorporate sustainable practices into their work? Ranging from hyper-detailed floral motifs to expansive residential developments, manipulation of nature is at the heart of design. The natural world provides unlimited inspiration, yet the process of production often sacrifices the environment, with the built world only existing in opposition to nature. This month, we explore how Source designers both take inspiration from nature and also incorporate practices to preserve and protect their environment.
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NICK SOLOMAN, CCO
Avroko, New York, San Francisco & Bangkok
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SR Gambrel, New York
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YABU PUSHELBERG, Co-Founder
Yabu Pushelberg, Toronto & New York
In 2013, as part of New York’s Design Week, architect Steven Learner launched Collective Design Fair: a space for the design community to gather, connect and create together. As the design world and the world at large have changed, the Collective Design vision has transformed and expanded, encouraging us to create a digital forum for connection through Source.