Eco Design Show 2009

Mike Cloke and Ilsa Parry (Design for Life Winner)
Mike Cloke and Ilsa Parry (Design for Life Winner)
All photographs copyright Minako Jackson

The Eco Design Show ends tomorrow, Sunday 1 November 2009. Its a nice show with around 30 stalls set out in the long room in the Crypt with an Eco Cafe and various Eco Bins and Eco Workshops in the next room.

The Crypt is not the gloomy place it used to be, they’ve put lot of work into making it more suitable and accessible for events such as this.

Celebrity designers such as Ilsa Parry and Mike Cloke are there and their boundless energy and enthusiasm is typical of most of the participants. When you’re struggling to come up with cool and useful items made from old tin cans, bits of plastic cards and recycled tyres you really need to be passionate about it.

Most of the items are for sale but its not always obvious, I enjoyed just listening to the designers talk about their work and how it meets the ecological criteria.

I would like to have seen more. More design that is, not necessarily Eco just a bigger design show but its good there is something following the first big ‘Design Show Liverpool’ that took place last June. Hope there is more in 2010.

There are other events happening as part of the Liverpool Design Festival – check the website

Textile artist Christine Toh
Textile artist Christine Toh
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