The Sustainable Design Book

By Rebecca Proctor

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  • Paperback
  • 480 illustrations
  • 320 pages
  • 9¾ X 8⅜ ins
  • ISBN 9781780674735
  • Published March 2015

The Sustainable Design Book updates the reader on the latest products and developments in the field of green design and features 265 of the most exciting new products around. Q&As with leading designers give insight into trends and key techniques used within the industry, while handy icons highlight each product's sustainability credentials at a glance.

Beginning with a chapter on sustainable materials, the book goes on to cover furniture, lighting, home accessories and personal accessories. Web addresses of designers and retailers make each product easy to source.

The Sustainable Design Book is an unbeatable resource for those aspiring to best practice within the field of sustainable design, as well as students of contemporary product design. Consumers looking for beautiful but environmentally conscious products and accessories will also find this an essential guide.

About the Author

Rebecca Proctor is an expert on sustainable design. She is the author of 1000 New Eco Designs and Where to Find Them, The Sustainable Design Book and Recycled Home, all published by Laurence King Publishing. Rebecca is the founder of, a website dedicated to skilled craftsmanship and good design.

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1. Materials
2. Furniture
3. Lighting
4. Home Accessories
5. Personal Accessories
Photo Credits

A4ADesign (Italy)
Arrowhead (UK)
Bambu (USA)
Bril (Japan)
Sebastian Cox (UK)
Esque Studio (USA)
Piet Hein Eek (Netherlands)
Ett La Benn (Germany)
Lars Beller Fjetland (Norway)
Natanel Gluska (Israel)
David Graas (Netherlands)
Grain Design (USA)
Henzel and Hunt (UK)
Sergio Mendoza (Spain)
Chelsea Miller (USA)
Gareth Neal (UK)
Node (Nepal)
David Trubridge (New Zealand)
Veja (France)