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Sustainable Design gone to far…

This made me laugh…  I’m sure this will last a long time though…  Ever since I watch the Story of Stuff and found out that most things in our home don’t last 1 year I guess the designers of this got the message across!

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Is it Durable?

I have some architect friends with classic Grand Confort chairs, designed by Le Corbusier and covered in fine leather; their cats have completely destroyed them. Perhaps they should have bought Stefan Zwicky’s “Dommage a Corbu, Grand confort, Sans confort” made from concrete and reinforcing bar. It certainly would be durable.

Perhaps the most sustainable thing we can do is make things last a long time. We might have to pay more up front, but over the life of the object it pays dividends.

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August 28, 2009 - Posted by | Sustainability |

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