“UPPRINTING FOOD” at Beijing Design Week 2018

Exploring the future of food analysis and 3D-printed meals in China and beyond

Human-centered design and sustainability have rightly become global priorities. In China, more often known for its megacities and high-speed urbanization, these were core themes at this year’s Beijing Design Week (BDW). As global resources shrink and climate change will soon impact the way we eat, food becomes a key aspect of sustainable development—especially in China, where the richness and diversity of local food culture struggles to keep …

Zero-Impact ‘Agrihood’ Community of 3D-Printed Huts

The Galini Sleeping Pod, a zero-impact 3D-printed hut proposed by New York-based architecture practice DFA offers an idyllic vision of future reprieves. The 300-square-foot suspended pod features a water system (show, sink and toilet) that pulls its supply from atmospheric water (and recycles waste-water). Meanwhile, its electricity is drawn from a combination of solar and wind technology. Of course, it also offers a place to …

Reebok + Modla Flexweave Altitude Training Mask

Applying the sneaker brand's innovative, forthcoming material to a fitness prototype

As a demonstration of the dynamic nature of their forthcoming Flexweave material, Reebok invited three global design firms each to imagine a new collaborative product—and produce a prototype of it. Rotterdam’s Odd Matter envisioned a furniture series of “active sitting” chairs. NYC’s Joe Doucet proposed form fitting running gloves. And London’s Modla ventured into the territory of high altitude training masks. These items all employ …