Nienke Hoogvliet

The last couple of years we have seen more and more from Nienke Hoogvliet at the Dutch Design Week. Studio Nienke Hoogvliet is a design studio for material research, experimental- and conceptual design. Nienke works as a freelance designer for different companies and institutions but also continues her research in self-initiated design projects.

Vertical farming, urban agriculture and a floating farm

At present, our food system is inefficiently organized. Our food travels many kilometers, uses a lot of water, is wasted and pollutes the environment. Nevertheless, the 7 billion inhabitants, often living in large cities, must be fed. In order to do this in a sustainable way, food production must be integrated into the urban infrastructure for a significant part. Food flats and urban agriculture are important alternatives to this.


What is the DJ100?

The Sustainable Young 100 gives an overview of Dutch young entrepreneurs, young professionals and students who demonstrate that a sustainable future is possible. These pioneers are a source of inspiration for each other and for the established order! Anyone under the age of 32 can register. Every year, a jury of 10 will choose the 100 most inspiring young initiatives.

3 sustainable designs of everyday products

As the state of the environment becomes an ever-pressing issue, designers are developing eco-friendly alternatives to all sorts of products. Nowadays, you also see that the bigger brands and companies are developing more sustainable products. Of course, we are very happy with this! We made a list of 3 inspiring examples of eco-friendly design.

Super Supermarket Milan 2017

During our visit to the 2017 Milan Design Week, we stumbled upon a very special supermarket. There are shelves, there is merchandise and there are shopping baskets. But a closer look reveals that the products are neither edible nor usable in a traditional sense.

Shelter suits at Milan design week

‘ We believe we can change the world together’

After meeting some people of Sheltersuit already during the Dutch Design week, we were surprised to see them again and now during the design week in Milan. We spoke to Youp, who enthusiastically told us their story.

Robuust zero waste shop

Loudcloud visited Robuust, the first packaging free store in Belgium. Robuust tackles the problem of waste at the root by taking packaging out of the production process. This allows them to save natural resources, decrease the amount of CO2 produced, decrease the amount of leftovers and overall waste bags. Moreover, as locally produced goods are always their first choice, it stimulates local economy. Being the first store in Belgium with this concept, Robuust wants to actively show clients how a sustainable lifestyle can be fun, time-saving, cost-effective and generally refreshing.