Upcycle Seattle: Reuse + Redesign
Upcycle Seattle: Reuse + Redesign
Kicking off Seattle Design Festival, a full evening of competition winners, lectures and DJs dedicated to 520 bridge pontoons, refurbished bikes for youth and Seattle's regional upcycling design community. Presented by Design in Public and sponsored by Efikio, benefitting Bike Works.
5:30-6:30 Design Competition Winners - Transforming Seattle's 520 Floating Bridge
6:30-7:30 A Region of Upcycling - ft. graypants, Alchemy Goods and Hybrid Architects
7:30-11:30: Dance with DJ Magnolia Rhapsody
9:00 $1 Raffle to win a Bike Works bike, Alchemy Goods products or $50 to efikio.com
ABOUT THE EVENT
Design Competition Winners - Transforming Seattle's 520 Floating Bridge
A look back at the designer processes of the competition "Transforming Seattle's 520 Floating Bridge: 2012 International Design Ideas." The panel will discuss the types of designs seen and the potential for the "upcycling" of the 520 floating bridge. The winners of the competition will also be announced.
Jury panel includes:
Robert E. Hull, FAIA, Architect Founding Partner and Lead Designer of Miller|Hull Partnership, LLP
Ev Ruffcorn, FAIA, Architect Design Principal at NBBJ
Shannon Nichol, PLA, ASLA, LEED AP, Landscape Architect Director of Gustafson Guthrie Nichol
Ellen Sollod, Environmental Artist and Designer Principal at Sollod Studio
Mark Hinshaw, FAIA, FAICP, Urban Designer Principal and Director of Urban Design at LMN Architects
A Region Dedicated to Reuse + Redesign
Celebrate the ingenuity and entrepreneurship of the regional upcycling design community with speakers from the leading upcycling design firms in Seattle.Drinks and music to follow. A raffle will benefit Bike Works (www.bikeworks.org), a Columbia City organization that refurbishes used bicycles donated by the community as part of their program to engage and empower youth to live healthy and productive lives. Sponsored by Efikio, online retail dedicated to upcycled products at Efikio.com
Seth Grizzle and Jonathan Junker were both trained as architects, but after a few too many years spent drafting behind a screen, decided to return to their love of creation and craft by hand. The two formed graypants to explore what was possible when one literally thought outside a box - an automotive parts box, in this case. Using discarded corrugated cardboard boxes from local businesses in Seattle, Seth and Jon developed "scrap lights," giving new life to discarded materials. graypants now serves as an innovative model for what is possible when designers return to using their hands, think responsibly and craft outside the lines.
Robert Humble and Joel Egan found a niche where design, research and efficient construction processes came together to save time, money and natural resources. Since founding their firm in 2003, they've specialized in the design and assembly of pre-fabricated works using a combination of kits, panels and modules all with the intent to be environmentally conservative. Eventually their work led them to repurpose and recycle ISO shipping containers, a unique way to build affordable, modern and green for which they coined the term "cargotecture."
The origins of Alchemy Goods can be traced back to a single unique bag crafted from bicycle tire inner tubes. The company now provides a full line of sought-after bags, wallets, belts and more, crafted from materials such as blown-out inner tubes, old seat belts and advertising banners. True to its roots, Alchemy Goods sources much of its materials from our Seattle community and their bags have become a source of pride to many. The company even shows its belief in design aesthetic and waste reduction by documenting on each product the percent of upcycled material used.
7:30-12:00: Dance Hall
DJ Magnolia Rhapsody and open bar ft. Hilliard's beer and Sound Spirits Distillery.
Presented by: Design in Public
Sponsored by: Efikio
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Seattle , WA 98109
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