In a time where the eco-friendliness of a product or service is a primary concern of consumers, designers need to innovate to answer the same functional demands while incorporating greener ways and not sacrificing on design. Michael Laut's Chute Phone is a prime example.
One of the most eco-friendly materials on the market right now is bamboo which comes from shoots and is the fastest growing wood known. Laut used the sustainable plant to create the cell phone he called Chute, aptly named after shoots of the plant.
In addition to being good for the environment, the look and feel of bamboo is just much more calming and organic than cold steel or plastics.