Heath Nash on sustainability within design

Plastic waste + hands + geometry = beautiful objects + employment, a system that Heath Nash has refined using other people's rubbish.

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From card and masking tape, to die-cut plastic, to wire and string, designer Heath Nash makes all manner of cool things. In this short presentation Nash talks about designing products that use recycled materials and choosing the boundaries within which to play with design.

I want to address the idea of sustainability in two different senses: the idea of environmental issues and issues in terms of economy, says Nash.

He elaborates on the inevitable trial-and-error process in design and exploring what it means to be a South African designer. He also talks about the process of transformation and how he understands that an end product is more than the sum of its parts, talkng briefly about his icon range of products called Other People’s Rubbish.