Last month we got you excited about the Green Sled Design Challenge, and now the results are in. If you weren't able to contribute this year, don't worry, the event is going annual.
The Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) Boston hosted their first ever Green Sled Design Challenge 09, a contest that required participants to think, design and build a green sled made of 90 percent recycled materials.
For prizes, the Greenest Award went to team Epic from Ecovative Design for their recycled cardboard sled. Radius took the Best Aesthetic Award with its ironing board sled. Best Overall was awarded to team Dwight Ideas (a Mass Art student team) for a design that combined recycled skis and bicycle parts to create a unique and high performance sled.
Other entries consisted of sleds made of recycled/reused soda bottles, mailing tubes, tree limbs and chairs, among other things. The Co-sponsors were extremely pleased with the results. "The eco-benefit, industry support, and great turnout have us planning a 2nd annual Green event next year" - said Mario Gonzalez, Event Organizer and Designer at Radius Product Development - "It's a good way to keep everyone thinking green while having fun doing it."