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ECOBIRDY RECEIVES INTERNATIONAL DESIGN PRIZESLaunched in January 2018, ecoBirdy is looking back at a successful first year winning five internatio-nal design prizes and being invited by more than ten exhibitions and museums to showcase pieces of its debut collection. ecoBirdy’s story also went viral reaching over 21 million views on the self produced video. In Australia Good Design Award 2018 praised ecoBirdy for “its outstanding Design and Innovation” finding it “a simply wonderful design story, a project that will influence the prosperity of our world”. 2019 German Design Award reveals ecoBirdy as winner for the “excellent design” of chair Charlie, while Henry van de Velde Award – the most important Belgian design prize – announced ecoBirdy winner of the category “Ecodesign”. V&A Museum of Childhood – UK’s National Museum of Childhood which is the largest institution of its kind in the world – has selected ecoBirdy chair Charlie to be added to its permanent collection of children’s furniture pieces. Other exhibitions and museums that have invited ecoBirdy to showcase pieces of its collection include Taiwan Design Expo in Taichung, REHOGAR Exhibitions all over Spain, Indonesian Contemporary Art and Design Festival in Jakarta, Museum of Art and Cultural History Dortmund, Giult Free? Exhibition by FranklinTill at London Design District.Awards:- Australia Good Design Award 2018, Category Outstanding Design and Innovation, Winner - Play It Green Award 2018 by affili.com, Winner - Innovation Award 2018 by Kind & Jugend Fair, Nominated - German Design Award 2019, Category Product Design, Winner - Blickfang Design Preis 2018, Designmesse 2018 Bern, Winner - Henry van de Velde Award 2019, Category Ecodesign, WinnerExhibitions:- REHOGAR Exhibition, Barcelona, San Sebastian, Madrid, Valencia - Taiwan Design Expo, Taichung - Indonesian Contemporary Art and Design Festival, Jakarta - Giult Free? Exhibition by FranklinTill on the occasion of London Design Week, London - Ecover Pop Up Space, Antwerp - Museum of Art and Cultural History Dortmund, Exhibition “Auf Möbel. SitzPolsterModen”, Dortmund - V&A Childhood Museum, ecoBirdy chair Charlie part of permanent collection, London - Allizé-Plasturgie, “Plastic, precious metal. Join the ring of circular economy”, Lyon...

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11Dec2018

Good Design Award Australia

ecoBirdy received a prestigious Good Design Award® Winner in the Product Design category in recognition for outstanding design and innovation.⠀ ⠀ The Good Design Awards Jury commented - ecoBirdy is simply a wonderful design story with enormous potential for positive impact on our lives and planet. This is such an inspiring design project that will help educate our future generations about sustainable design practice and the potential it has to influence the prosperity of our world. Well done.⠀ ⠀ Winners of the Good Design Awards will be showcased to the general public during Vivid Sydney, the world's biggest festival of light, music and ideas in Sydney from 25-27 May 2018 at the Overseas Passenger Terminal, Circular Quay....

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18May2018

Plastic surgery

Vanessa joins the conversation about plastic. Hosted by Kevin McCloud at the Grand Designs Live in London. An event organized in conjunction with Channel 4. They looked into alternative and successful ways of recycling plastic in the house design. Soon on TV....

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9May2018

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Sea of Plastic

On the occasion of Milan Design Week 2018, new brand ecoBirdy presented its four-piece debut collection of design furniture for kids made entirely of recycled plastic with a special installation at Superstudio Più. Called “Sea of Plastic”, it shows a surface full of plastic waste reflected by a mirror in the air: “the reflection of a reality for which we are all responsible”. It is intended to draw attention to ecoBirdy’s main goal: reduce the sea of plastic waste that is so harmful for our planet and make the most of our earth’s precious resources. The exhibition was visited by about 20,000 people....

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22Apr2018

ecoBirdy debut

We have been to Maison & Objet in Paris last week, one of the most important design fairs all over Europe. It was with big excitement that we were expecting this fair as it was the first time that we presented our debut collection of kids furniture to the public. ...

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31Jan2018

Magic of flakes

After the first plastic toys had been examined, sorted, cleaned and grinded in the Netherlands, we travelled to Italy where all our collection is produced. Finally we could start testing the look for our first collection. ...

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9Jan2018

May we introduce…

Charlie, the Chair.Next week our first ecoBirdy furniture collection for kids will be officially launched. All pieces will be unveiled at our own stand at Maison & Objet in Paris: Hall 7 — Stand D168. After two years of planning and working on our ecoBirdy project, we couldn’t be more excited this moment has finally arrived. ...

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12Dec2017

Facts about Kiwi, the bird

- lives only in New Zealand - is flightless and almost blind - are believed to be more than 8 million years old - lay the largest egg in relation to their body size (20% of their body size, a human baby is 5% of its mothers’ body size) ...

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5Dec2017

A journey to a new life

It was our goal to raise awareness for sustainability amongst kids. But what would be the best way to make the youngsters understand what we are doing and why? We thought about it again and again, always with the shocking images of the earth’s oceans full of plastic rubbish on our minds....

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3Nov2017

ecoBirdy at school

We had created our own story we wanted to tell all the kids out there. For us visiting schools is a great way to meet children and collect as many unused plastic toys as possible. Thus we started our ecoBirdy school programme back in autumn....

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16Oct2017