#51 - Art of Construction

New Designers: Designing for Public Health Challenges


Courtesy of New Designers 2018

At the New Designers 2018 exhibition, several emerging designers expressed how design thinking can address public health challenges and nurture social wellbeing. Three products stand out which touch on air quality and artificial lighting.

Poppy Pippin created a series of tiles that promote moss growth which remove carbon dioxide. The tiles come as highly recommended on Creative Conscience, and we mention the product in our coverage of 100% Design in London.

The air pollution in Hong Kong prompted Qili Chen, who grew up there, to respond with a sculptural ceramic object that hydrates the air. It uses aqua chromic ink so that the ceramic object can change color when water levels are low.

We’re going back to the natural order of things in all aspects of our lives. Jamie Moseley developed an alternative to existing lighting products which should alleviate Seasonal Affective Disorder. Moseley’s light rotates throughout the day, changing color and shifting mood as time passes.

About the Author

American artist Erin Tallman is a journalist for various online publications and is the Editor in Chief of AgriExpo e-magazine and ArchiExpo e-magazine. She has published three books, including her first novel.

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