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The Eco-Design Handbook

A Complete Sourcebook for the Home and Office

Alastair Fuad-Luke

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A complete sourcebook of beautifully designed, ecologically sensitive and consumer-friendly objects for everyday use at home and in the office


The Eco-Design Handbook is the most comprehensive publication to catalogue and represent the vast array of ingenious green products available to the consumer.

Scrutinizing every aspect of our designed world, The Eco-Design Handbook – now completely revised and updated – offers the most innovative, ecologically sensitive and consumer-friendly products for all areas of the home and office, including environmentally sound building materials. Some pieces are prototypes, while some are already classics; many others are destined to become part of the design canon.

• More than 550 detailed product listings
• 140 carefully selected building materials
• information on hundreds of designers, manufacturers and green organizations

Whether you are interested in design or the sustainability of our environment, whether you are building a house or looking for new furniture, whether your office is buying stationery supplies or looking for ergonomic chairs, The Eco-Design Handbook is the definitive resource, invaluable for both the lay consumer and the design professional.

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'Essential for anyone who wants to live a green but design-conscious life'

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Book Details

Format: Paperback with flaps

Edition Type: Third edition

Size: 20.9 x 16.4 cm

Extent: 352 pp

Publication date: 5 October 2009

ISBN: 9780500288399

Contents List

Objects for Living: • Furniture • Lighting • Appliances • Textiles & Fashion • Children’s Products • Transport • Leisure & Recreation Other Domestic Products • Objects for Working: In the Office Transport • Public Spaces • Architecture • Machines • Other Products

About the Author

Alastair Fuad-Luke is an international sustainable design facilitator, consultant, educator, writer and activist. He believes that design thinking and process is critical in the shift towards more sustainable ways of living and working, and vigorously promotes the eco-design approach. He is the author of several books on eco-design, eco-travel and design activism, including The Eco-Travel Handbook, also published by Thames & Hudson.