Studio eg

Erez Steinberg and Gia Giasullo are the co-founders of Studio eg, a research, design and development firm committed to the creative utilization of recycled, reused and non-toxic materials. In 1995 Studio eg designed and developed Ecowork, a line of modular office furniture made with 98% recycled materials and environmentally responsible manufacturing processes. In 2001, they received the Design Sense Corporate Prize from the Design Museum in London and were also included in the I.D. Forty, both of which recognized the studio for its exceptional work and influence on socially responsible design.Studio eg has been featured in many publications including Interiors & Sources, Communication Arts, Business Week, I.D. Magazine and Metropolis. Their clients include MTV, Smith & Hawken, Imagine Publishing, Macromedia and Mother Jones.

In 1999, Gia began the first reuse program for architectural blueprints, creating award-winning collateral pieces and a line of stationery made from reclaimed plants. Erez is a professor at the California College of Arts and Crafts, and also lectures on the principles of Ecologically Smart Design at universities and architectural firms.

Presentation description
Ecologically smart design
"Does this product have the right to exist?" This presentation will trace the journey from inspiration to the actualization of designing and self-marketing a successful sustainable product. Multidisciplinary designers Erez Steinberg and Gia Giasullo will pose some of the same ecological and social questions to the audience that fuel the studio's internal design process, including "Does this product have the right to exist?"
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