Project Description

Hit It Off Environmentally | 環保協作 一拍即合


Conversations around sustainability and eco-products have become top-of-mind social topics to the general consumers as of late. ECO Concepts is a leading industry professional in the use of sustainable material PLA (Poly-Lactic Acid). It is a biodegradable material extracted from corn-starch, an ecological substitute to the conventional plastic. ECO Concepts is proud to note that ‘PLA uses 47% LESS non-renewable energy, and generates 59% LESS Greenhouse Gas emissions than the average plastic manufacturing.’

Taking inspirations from a classic soda can, ECO Concepts’ design takes on a water bottle, aptly named ‘EcoCan’, which is familiar yet surprisingly modern. The material PLA boasts heat resistance up to 120°C, BPA and toxic free. By combining the eco factors and investing state-of-the-art technology in cylindrical printing on PLA, ECO Concepts is able to leverage its technologies to low-volume customisation requests, venturing into new markets and reaching new and smaller audiences.

Understanding the current trends of personalisation, in 「DesignXcel」2018, ECO Concepts collaborated with award-winning young design freshmasonry Shann Larsson with her collection “ Playing Cards- Blue & White Porcelain”. The illustration was designed and illustrated as part of a project during her studies in SCAD. The design features hand painted and digitally refined illustrations depicting the twelve animals of the Chinese zodiac. Drawing inspiration from 14th century Chinese blue and white ceramics, the collection is a modern, abstract take on the traditional depiction of Chinese zodiac depiction. The white colour of the ‘EcoCan’ resembles porcelain material, the whiteness of PLA perfectly accentuates the colour s in Shann’s design.

圍繞可持續發展和生態產品的對話可謂成為最近消費者的首要社交話題。 ECO Concepts是使用可持續物料PLA(聚乳酸)的專業行業先鋒。從玉米澱粉中提取的可生物分解物料,作為傳統塑料的生態替代品。 ECO Concepts對該物料非常自豪:「PLA使用少於47%的不可再生能源,並且比普通塑料製造產生的溫室氣體排放量低59%。」

ECO Concepts的設計靈感源自經典汽水罐的形象,他們採用了一個名為「EcoCan」的水瓶,這種瓶子既令人熟悉,又意想不到地富現代感。 PLA材料具有高達120°C的耐熱性,無BPA也無毒。透過將生態因子與最先進的技術融合到PLA的圓柱形印刷技術中,ECO Concepts能夠利用其技術進行小批量定制要求,進軍新市場並吸引較少數的新受眾。

在《設計列陣》2018,了解當前個性化趨勢的ECO Concepts與屢獲殊榮的年輕設計新鮮人Shann Larsson在她的「Playing Cards- Blue & White Porcelain」系列上進行了合作。她在SCAD修學期間,插圖被設計和說明為項目的一部分。該設計以手繪和數碼化精製插圖為特色,描繪了十二生肖的十二種動物。該系列從14世紀的中國青花瓷中汲取靈感,是針對中國傳統十二生肖形象的現代抽象重現。 」「EcoCan」的白色調與瓷器材料相似,而白色的PLA物料就完美地突出了Shann同學設計中的用色。

Design Graduate:
Larsson Shann Venita Victoria

ECO Concepts


Savannah College of Arts and Design(SCAD)  薩凡納藝術設計大學