What are the main principles of sustainable design?
Sustainable Design in Interiors
Hillary, the primary principles for sustainable design should be (a) utility, (b) longevity, and (c)renewability, or recyclability, or both.
Utility: the aesthetic of plain and simple function in accord with the culture within which it is made.
Longevity: quality products with both robustness and reliability, as opposed to today`s principle of "Built-In Obsolescence" and the mass-media led fashions used by global manufacturers to keep `the masses` repeatedly buying unnecessary products.
Renewability: the systematic manufacture of products from either sustainable and / or local resources.
Recyclability: the systematic ability to recycle products into other products to extract maximum use value.