The Future of Sustainable Design: Profile of Adital Ela

The founder of the Terra furniture project (mentioned in our earlier post) – Adital Ela – is a sustainability designer, social-entrepreneur and lecturer, founder and CEO of S-SENSE DESIGN, and a TEDfellow.

Adital Ela with Terra Stools Material ready for production

Adital Ela with Terra Stools Material ready for production

She dedicates her professional life to explore ways in which sustainability design can envision, illustrate and manifest a green reform in the encounter between man, object and environment.

Adital is also a sustainability design lecturer at the BA and MA programs of HIT – Holon Institute of Technology, and lectures regularly at conferences and lead workshops around the world.

Here is a video explaining more about the inspiration behind the Terra stools as well as the simplicity and abundance of sustainable design methods in our own history.

Around the World in 80 Chairs: Antique Chairs, Ringwood, England

Antique chairs outside shop in Ringwood, Dorset - United Kingdom.

Antique chairs outside shop in Ringwood, Dorset – United Kingdom.

Irish Folk Furniture – Short Film

This is a lovely little animated video about Irish folk furniture. The film made it’s debut at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival in January. It features people talking about their traditional furniture and each piece making a journey through restoration. It’s beautifully shot and demonstrates how sentimental people can be towards objects.