The sustainable design conference Compostmodern 2011 kicks off this weekend in San Francisco. This year Compostmodern has assembled an unparalleled group of leading designers and design thinkers to provide ideas about how individuals can transform products, industries and lives through sustainable design. The event consists of workshops, talks, and social hours. The guest speakers include: Bruce Mau, Yves Béhar, and Scott Thomas as well as many other inspiring design leaders. The conference will be held at the historic Herbst Theatre in San Francisco on January 22-23, 2011.
For more information or to purchase tickets, see the Compostmodern website.
As mentioned above, Yves Béhar is one of the invited speakers in this year’s Compostmodern. Below is an image of his work, Mission One, the world’s fastest electric production motorcycle. The Mission One, designed to have a top speed of 150mph, can travel within a range of about 150 miles. Like Yves Béhar’s other works, the Mission One balances stunning aesthetics with sustainability.
In 2009 Yves Béhar was one of only two industrial designers invited to speak at Davos, the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting. His innovative designs have garnered more than 150 awards and his work resides in the permanent collections of museums such as the Musée Nationale d’Art Moderne/Centre Pompidou, the MOMA, the Munich Museum of Applied Arts and the Chicago Art Institute.