Included in the program of the 10th edition of the Barcelona Design Weekplatforms, eco design day It was held on June 9 from 17.00:19.00 p.m. to XNUMX:XNUMX p.m., at the Disseny Hub Barcelona, the Barcelona Design Museum.
One of the main themes of BDW 2015 is a movement related to sustainability and design, that of the fixers ('repairers'). The activity focused on how the phenomenon of repair is changing the way we interact with our products and objects and, at the same time, in which the user becomes a designer and thus helps reduce the impact of the waste we produce. as individuals; as well as the way in which companies integrate sustainability criteria into their products and services.
Kyle Wiens, CEO of iFixit, a Californian company that has turned this trend based on repair into a very profitable business, was the protagonist of a day that was divided into a keynote address and a demonstration. On the one hand, Wiens spoke about current trends in product design, with special emphasis on the circular economy and European legislation relating to the world of repair. On the other hand, in the practical session the attendees witnessed how a domestic object is disassembled to put into practice some of the concepts previously exposed.
Aspect of the day dedicated to packaging in the last edition of the BDW.