2018 / Design For Society
/ Eco-Sustainable Design
Renato Pongrac, Croatia
Photo By: Renato Pongrac
Notebook EKOTEKA is a products resulting from the merger of textile waste, recycled paper and organic materials. They are designed in order to be fully usable and that in their production is use as many old and discarded materials. Goal is to provide and encourage social and sustainable development by using recycled materials with a direct impact on the quality of the environment, the production without the generation of waste, optimizing, 100% utilization and the extension lifetime of the product.
Bio Renato is a designer and innovator. Through his work, he connects socially responsible design and the environment. With this approach, the design follows social and environmental criteria and is oriented toward solving social and environmental issues. He is the founder of the brand Ekoteka by which he develops innovative approaches to the creation of new products by using and combining waste textiles, paper and organic materials. He has won several prestigious awards and participated in national and international exhibitions.
Other prizes 2015, 1st Place in the category best overall program Croatian Green Economy, Croatian Green Award, Zagreb, Croatia
2015, Special Award on the general topic of public competition "Innovative solutions popularize green economy", Croatian Green Award, Zagreb, Croatia
2015, A’ Design Award, Bronze A’ Design Award, Italy
2016, Green Product Award Selection 2016, Germany
Photo Credit: Renato Pongrac
Credits: Photo by: Renato Pongrac