Friday, July 30, 2010


Yves Behar resurfaces again this week with recognition for Fuseproject. I had the opportunity of meeting him in person at UCLA during the November Opportunity Green conference. A passionate industrial designer, innovative, one who found his own path, with a focus on environmentally friendly products. For those who don't know who is Yves Behar, you might be familiar some of this projects.

(Birkenstock Gardening clogs, One Laptop Per Child, Mission Motors, and Puma packaging)

Yves focuses on humanistic design and the "giving" element of his profession, creating projects that are in tune with sustainable practices and mindful of human emotions and the enablement of self-expression. He is the recipient of numerous awards including the prestigious National Design Award for Industrial Design, which celebrates design as a 'vital humanistic tool shaping the world' - awarded by Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian National Design Museum. He has also received the INDEX: Design to Improve Life, "Community" award for his role in creating the "XO" laptop. Go Yves! Go Sustaino!

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