“We want to be ban-breaking within Nordic design”

June 18, 2010

bARBARA Í gONGINI, photo: Karina Jonson

For Danish designer bARBARA Í gONGINI sustainability is an important aspect in her work.

“This is my mind set within the industry – there are clear limits for what we will do to reach our goals… We will always produce in a fair trade production place, we will use all from 50 – 100 % organic fabrics in each collection, we will use bi-products within fur and leather production, we will use no chrome 6 in the dye process of leather, we will work with new aspects within the concept – such as making multifunctional clothing and de-constructing old or existing objects, cloths or fabrics. It is highly satisfying to find new ways within the industry that is not quite there yet, therefore smaller actions are as willable as bigger actions in this aspect. My aim is 100% sustainability… We want to be ban-breaking within Nordic design, demonstrating a stronger edge design with a strong political profile.”

bARBARA Í gONGINI graduated in 1996 from Denmark’s Designskole, Institute of Unica Design. She has been involved in many design-related activities and has received several design awards and grants.

BerliNordik presents 3 Outfits by bARBARA Í gONGINI  at the “bright green design” exhibition, from July 8th – 11th, 2010 at the atrium of Deutsche Bank Unter den Linden.


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