Sustainability is not a new challenge. We designed a mural for the V&A to chart the history of sustainability since the great exhibition in 1851.
I was commissioned by Green Car Design, in a month long project, to create a graphic installation charting a history of ‘sustainable design’ dating back to 1851 when the Great Exhibition was held. People often think the principles and technologies that guide modern environmental design are new. It’s a bit of a misconception, whilst technology and knowledge have accelerated innovation; many modern technologies such as Hydroponics and principles of minimal wastage shown in Thonet’s chair were around as early as mid 1800’s. The project, created for London Design Festival, was executed as 20mx5m vinyl print with the relevant designs and events illustrated and split in to six colour coded categories of Food, Habitation, Materials, Energy, Mobility and Awareness.Led by Rob Maslin in collaboration with Megha Wadhawan.
Client Greencar Design and V&A, Sackler Centre