unique youngstar: 3 questions to Nadine Kümmel

Nadine Kümmel, „Tauko“ chair Copyright: Nadine Kümmel
Nadine Kümmel, „Tauko“ chair / Copyright: Nadine Kümmel

“spoga+gafa was a starting signal for me” – Nadine Kümmel said about her participation in the unique youngstar competition. The young designer was nominated for the aspiring young designer contest twice which enabled her to expand her professional network. Three questions on her understanding of design and the way from the contest to business.

unique youngstar 2017:
Young designers can apply now

Apply now for the unique youngstar award 2017!spoga+gafa is looking for the unique youngstar 2017: Once again this year in the young designer competition of the international garden fair everything revolves around new ideas and products on the theme of “Outdoor Living”. Up until 1 April 2017, young designers and design students can submit their designs for the creative competition. In addition to prize-money totalling Euro 7,000, the young designers also have the opportunity to exhibit their prototypes at this year’s spoga+gafa in Cologne.

Eco Barge: A Floating, Self-Sustaining Greenhouse

This green boat from Serbia teaches people the advantages of an ecological and sustainable way of life.

Designed by the architecture and yacht design company Salt & Water, the Eco Barge is a role model project to represent several green ways to save energy.  Anchored in a small marina in Belgrade, Serbia, it produces its own electricity via two solar panels on the terrace and four windmills on the roof. The energy is being used to provide lighting and power to the small technical room set inside.

The solar panels are being placed on the terrace so that the panels can always be directed towards the sun. Moreover, since the barge is intended to be open to the public and has an educational purpose, visitors can easily see how solar technology actually works.

This barge was designed as a place where citizens of Belgrade could get acquainted with vertical gardens, special kinds of irrigation systems and alternative ways of growing organic food in urban areas with usually limited space. This project is also designed as a venue for various educational workshops, where people can learn everything first-hand.

Further information: saltandwater.rs