More Views

  • The Eco-Design Handbook: A Complete Sourcebook for the Home and Office Paperback – 5 Oct 2009 (Alastair Fuad-Luke) ISBN-10: 0500288399

The Eco-Design Handbook: A Complete Sourcebook for the Home and Office Paperback – 5 Oct 2009 (Alastair Fuad-Luke) ISBN-10: 0500288399

In stock

SKU:
£14.85

Details:

Paperback: 352 pages

Publisher: Thames and Hudson Ltd; 3 edition (5 Oct. 2009)

Language: English

Details

This fully updated and revised book remains the most comprehensive publication on the market today to catalogue and represent the vast array of ingenious green products available to the everyday consumer. Scrutinizing every aspect of our designed world, The Eco-Design Handbook offers the most innnovative, ecologically sensitive and consumer friendly products for all areas of the home and office, including environmentally sound materials and building products. Whether you are interested in design or the sustainability of our planet, 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. Review 'Packed with useful information ... absolutely fascinating ... one of those essential books that should be on every bookshelf. Highly recommended --Hot Brands Cool Places 'Pick up a copy for clever green products' --She About the Author Alastair Fuad-Luke has been active in environmental issues for over twenty years, most recently as a Visiting Lecturer at Cranfield University, UK. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

Reviews

Write Your Own Review

You're reviewing: The Eco-Design Handbook: A Complete Sourcebook for the Home and Office Paperback – 5 Oct 2009 (Alastair Fuad-Luke) ISBN-10: 0500288399

How do you rate this product? *

  1 star 2 stars 3 stars 4 stars 5 stars
Quality
Price
Value

Customer Reviews

  • Quality
    Price
    Value
    A book to drool over but...
    Review by Lucy H. Pearceon 11/07/2017
    I got this for my brother, an architectural design student for Xmas. He loved it, so did my husband, an eo gdget freak and furniture designer, and it was not put down Full of innovative and aesthetic designs. My only criticism si that it is an updated version of an early '90s book and some of the earlier images look VERY dated and really needed to be replaced! It doesn't feel as up-to-date as it could/should.
  • Quality
    Price
    Value
    The Eco-design Handbook is a generic and compelling collection of unique eco-friendly designs
    Review by Luke Maheron 11/07/2017
    The Eco-design Handbook is a generic and compelling collection of unique eco-friendly designs covering different aspects of the modern day materialistic world we live in. It contains 570 detailed product listings and 125 specially selected materials with information on hundreds of designers, manufacturers and green organisations. The book is predominantly aimed at designers and engineers, but has a general appeal to all who are interested in unusual and creative design. The way the book is written allows persons unqualified in the design field to understand and learn from it. This is because of its simple layout and structure which outlines each product. The book encourages designers to design `outside of the box' and to look at unusual aspects of each design to produce innovative concepts.This book is a useful tool for many design courses and can be used as a reference material. It encourages designers to engage eco friendly design aspects to their products. The book gives the reader examples of eco-design friendly concepts and lists why that certain product is eco-friendly. The books purpose is to illustrate that a whole range of products can be constructed and used in an environmentally friendly way. I believe that the author accomplished this successfully because of the vast range of everyday products that are described. The book offers plenty of new and radical inventions for designers to take up whilst being eco-friendly. Most of the designs are made from recyclable materials and there is a reduction in materials used in the manufacturing process.I would thoroughly recommend it to any designer when approaching the development stages of their own work. It inspired me and opened my eyes to see how you can develop products with different aesthetics and ergonomics whilst also keeping the focus on the original concept. Because we live in a world where sustainable design is such an important factor in product development, this book can help us as designers to design more eco friendly products which help contribute to the future of our planet. I therefore believe that this book achieves its goal in encouraging us to design eco friendly.
  • Quality
    Price
    Value
    A book to drool over but...
    Review by Lucy H. Pearce on 11/07/2017
    I got this for my brother, an architectural design student for Xmas. He loved it, so did my husband, an eo gdget freak and furniture designer, and it was not put down Full of innovative and aesthetic designs. My only criticism si that it is an updated version of an early '90s book and some of the earlier images look VERY dated and really needed to be replaced! It doesn't feel as up-to-date as it could/should.
  • Quality
    Price
    Value
    a great source of ideas for eco-design
    Review by indiia34on 11/07/2017
    I highly recommend this book.
    It covers a wide range of 'alternative' products, from day to day household items, furniture, modes of transport, to the latest solar pv panels. The main part of the book features brief product descriptions with accompanying photographs, followed by contact details of the designers/distributors.
    A book for dipping into. A source of inspiration and ideas and, dare I say it, a guiding light for a more sustainable future. Demonstrates just how possible it is to combine cutting edge with low-impact living through the use of responsible, imaginative design.
    Great stuff!