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45 Design Student Innovations

From Award-Winning Bio Materials to Deflating Balloon Dresses

— November 19, 2019 — Eco
Design student innovations build a robust category that is filled with imaginative concepts, some of which are realized, others not. Each collection presents the strongest work of young and emerging creatives, many of which target specific social stigmas, environmental issues, problems of inclusive utility, cultural affairs, and the like. One can enjoy a cohesive collection of cutting-edge ideas that utilize a variety of unusual materials and take an unconventional approach to form. When it comes to inspired student innovations, the sky is no longer the limit — it goes beyond that.

Some examples in this round up of concepts come from highly regarded institutions like Central Saint Martins and Design Academy Eindhoven. Garrett Benisch's sewage-derived pen, Jingle Yu's avant-garde funeral fashion, Desiree Riny's DIY prosthetic manual, and Beatrice Sangster-Bullers' AI-powered clothing are just a few examples in the student innovation category.
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Automatic Self-Closing Shoes
Automatic Self-Closing Shoes
The 'Bas' Shoe by Yvonne Hung Closes Upon Entry of the Foot
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Male Chest-Feeding-Enabling Kits
Male Chest-Feeding-Enabling Kits
Marie-Claire Springham's Hormone Kit Allows Dads to Feed Kids
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Immortal Human Cell Vases
Immortal Human Cell Vases
The Semi Human Delft Blue Marks a Revolution in Delftware Pottery
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DIY Dandelion Coffee Brews
DIY Dandelion Coffee Brews
Daisy Newdick Develops a Method of Making Dandelion Coffee at Home
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Crystal-Encrusted Printed Accessories
Crystal-Encrusted Printed Accessories
Shifted Craft Combines Printed Leather & Swarovski Crystals
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Helpfully Accented Functional Tableware
Helpfully Accented Functional Tableware
Aurore Brard's Designs Help Visually Impaired People
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Seafood Waste Bioplastics
Seafood Waste Bioplastics
Shellworks Creates Recyclable Bioplastic from Lobster Shells
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Waste-Powered Thermal Baths
Waste-Powered Thermal Baths
June Tong Proposes an Thermal and Eco-Friendly Bath for the Arctic
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Paper-Made Heritage Fashion Lines
Paper-Made Heritage Fashion Lines
South Korean Designer Sun Lee Boasts Clothes Made from Paper
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Human Sewage-Derived Pens
Human Sewage-Derived Pens
Garrett Benisch Presents the Sum Waste Pen Which Relies on Biosolids Use
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Design-Forward DIY Prosthetic Manuals
Design-Forward DIY Prosthetic Manuals
Desiree Riny Identifies Healthcare Gaps to Make a Difference
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Socially Connected Home Projects
Socially Connected Home Projects
Edwin Van Capelleveen Builds Communities with Balcony Structures
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Plant-Saving Intravenous Drips
Plant-Saving Intravenous Drips
Keita Augstkalne Creates a Tool That Helps in Plant Revival
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Upcycled Festival Fashion
Upcycled Festival Fashion
The 'In Tents: The After Party' Festival Fashion Repurpose Tents
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Avant-Garde Body-Positive Fashion
Avant-Garde Body-Positive Fashion
Karoline Vitto's Designs Accentuate Bodily Bulges and Rolls
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Hybrid Hand-Woven Fashion
Hybrid Hand-Woven Fashion
The 'Between the Layers' 3D-Printed Collection Features PLA & TPU
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Coffin-Like Chair Designs
Coffin-Like Chair Designs
Yeyang Liao's Coffin Chair is a Cremation-Friendly Furniture Item
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Live Bacteria-Woven Fabrics
Live Bacteria-Woven Fabrics
Rosie Broadhead Introduces the Benefits of Live Bacteria to Fashion
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Absence-Illuminating Deconstructed Furniture
Absence-Illuminating Deconstructed Furniture
Micheline Nahra Develops 'A Dinner for One'
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Metal Waste Ceramic Glazes
Metal Waste Ceramic Glazes
The 'Ignorance Is Bliss' Project Explores Artistic Upcycling
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Stress-Relief Desk Accessory Sets
Stress-Relief Desk Accessory Sets
Keyi Chen Inscribes the Element at Play in the Work Environment
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Mixed-Reality Fashion Shows
Mixed-Reality Fashion Shows
Central Saint Martins Created a 5G-Powered London Fashion Week Show
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Recycled Cassette Fashion
Recycled Cassette Fashion
The 'It Was Better Tomorrow' Designs Features Unconventional Materials
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Human Threat-Identifying Devices
Human Threat-Identifying Devices
These Bio-Logging Tags by London Researchers Help Animals Survive
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Flexible Prison Furniture
Flexible Prison Furniture
Central Saint Martins Students Provide Designs for the Inmates' Comfort
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Deflating Balloon Dresses
Deflating Balloon Dresses
Fredrik Tjærandsen's Theatrical Designs Transform as Air is Released
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Plant-Based Egg Alternatives
Plant-Based Egg Alternatives
Anne Larkins' Eggs are Made Out of Pea Protein, Salt, and Algae
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Deliberately Unfinished Furniture Projects
Deliberately Unfinished Furniture Projects
People Can Finish Qiang Huang's Furniture with Bikes
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Sustainable Urban Tree Pods
Sustainable Urban Tree Pods
Matthew Chamberlain's Project is Offered as a Housing Crisis Solution
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Soap-Based Toiletry Packaging
Soap-Based Toiletry Packaging
'Soapack' Vessels are Made with Vegetable Oil-Based Soap
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Playfully Experimental Chair Designs
Playfully Experimental Chair Designs
Yuming Hu Focuses on Micro-Movements in This Collection
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Flexible Solar Panel Backpacks
Flexible Solar Panel Backpacks
Bradley Brister's SunUp Backpack is Ideal for the Adventure Seeker
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Water-Filled Headphones
Water-Filled Headphones
Rocco Giovannoni's Inmergo Headphones Provide an Immersive Experience
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Recycled Tire Skateboards
Recycled Tire Skateboards
The 'Frammento' Skateboards by Paolo Gentile Have an Eco Aesthetic
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Emotionally Intelligent Clothing
Emotionally Intelligent Clothing
Beatrice Sangster-Bullers Dabbles in AI Fashion & Smart Clothing
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Redesigned Ostomy Bags
Redesigned Ostomy Bags
Teddy Schuyers Creates a More Dynamic Version of the Ostomy Bag
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Countertop Algae-Growing Devices
Countertop Algae-Growing Devices
Spira Uses Light to Grow Algae at Home
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Innovative Soap-Making Methods
Innovative Soap-Making Methods
Danielle Coffey's Project Efficiently Turns Fats and Oils into Soap
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Upcycled 3D-Printed Food
Upcycled 3D-Printed Food
Elzelinde Van Doleweerd Makes Use of Food Waste for Future Meals
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Recyclable Flat-Pack Dog Beds
Recyclable Flat-Pack Dog Beds
Rocky Brooks' Designs are Ideal for the Needs of Rescue Animals
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Avant-Garde Funeral Fashion
Avant-Garde Funeral Fashion
Jingle Yu Elevates the Style of the Deceased in Immeasurable Ways
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Anti-Sexism Chair Designs
Anti-Sexism Chair Designs
The Manspreading Chair by Laila Laurel Offers Subtle Commentary
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Award-Winning Bio Materials
Award-Winning Bio Materials
Lucy Hughes Utilizes Fish Waste to Develop MarinaTex
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Creativity-Fostering Design Toys
Creativity-Fostering Design Toys
Alessandra Fumagalli Romario's Imaginary Language Encourages Kids
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Innovative Sustainable Packaging Materials
Innovative Sustainable Packaging Materials
Don Kwaning Finds Creative Uses for Wetland Weed
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