Fast Company, the established business magazine and website, has spoken, cluing us in to what they consider the best design ideas of 2017 thus far. Though the year may be far from over, what they’ve culled is a fascinating list of apps, businesses, and buildings introducing exciting, novel design techniques.
In an online video, they run through their favorites.
Of note, in particular, is the way Airbus is rethinking air travel. Their initiative, Transpose, sees potential in the airplane cabin. The in-flight experience is overdue for a makeover, and Airbus imagines a cabin with gyms, spas, cafes; spaces to make a flight not only more comfortable, but more productive as well.
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The video also shouts out to Blue Hill, Dan Barber’s farm-to-table eatery, for their collaboration with the British department store Selfridges. Earlier in the year, the chef brought to London a pop-up eatery with a conscious twist. Called wastED, the concept sought to incorporate and centralize food waste byproducts into its cooking and called attention to the ways we underutilize our foods.
Valerio is a freelance food writer, editor, researcher and cook. He grew up in his parent's Italian restaurants covered in pizza flour and drinking a Shirley Temple a day. Since, he's worked as a cheesemonger in New York City and a paella instructor in Barcelona. He now lives in Berlin, Germany where he's most likely to be found eating shawarma.