Thursday, 22 September 2011

International Design Excellence Award winners

From an impressive line-up, Curve has highlighted just a few of the twenty-eight Gold IDEA winners for 2011.

To view the winners click here: Curve Online

Here's one that stood out to us:

Poetree by Margaux Ruyant, from the DSK ISD School of Design
in Pune, India, won Gold in the student category.

So what is it? Well, ashes are placed in the Poetree urn and covered with soil. The family takes the urn home, or to a desired location and plants a tree in it.

The tree and urn are planted, and over time all that is left is the ceramic top and tree, a living, permanent memorial to your loved one.

Well done Margaux, it is a wonderful, thoughtful idea with an environmental edge.