“EcoTopia” Will Highlight Cutting Edge Sustainable Designs from Students

Exhibition Featuring Green Innovations in Product Design Will Open Mid-January; Deadline for Entries is November 20, 2009

Long Beach, California (October 28, 2009) Product design consultancy Nectar announced today that it is accepting entries for ‘EcoTopia’, a juried group exhibition devoted to new ideas and potential breakthroughs in environmentally friendly product design. The event will be held at the firm’s Long Beach gallery January 15, 2010 through February 15, 2010. It will feature designs for new products from designers of all experience levels specifically aimed at fostering a healthy ecosystem and a more sustainable society. The deadline for entries is November 20, 2009. Categories of proposed products to be featured in the show may include transportation, farming and food, household appliances, clothing and footwear, and shelter.

A total of twenty entries from among the submissions will be selected for inclusion in the show and featured in press materials sent to a wide range of press and online outlets. Entries may range from initial concept ideas to finished designs. All media will be considered, including 2D presentations, video, prototypes, scale models, and mockups. There is no entry fee and students, professionals, and independent inventors of all ages are welcome to apply. The notification date is December 15, 2009. For details and a complete list of rules, please visit http://www.nectardesign.com/ecotopia or http://www.nectarproductdevelopment.net/ecotopia. The latest developments on EcoTopia will be available through Nectar’s Facebook page at www.nectarpd.net and via Twitter at twitter.com/nectardesign.

“‘EcoTopia’ is a call to action,” said Nectar Senior Designer, Yutaka Kazamaki who is spearheading the event. “It’s clear to us that product designers will be playing a key role in the fight for sustainability, and the more skilled and imaginative people who devote themselves to creating innovative product designs, the better our chances will be of developing effective solutions for issues like climate change and declining natural resources,” Mr. Kazamaki said. “Our hope is that ‘EcoTopia’ will introduce promising new talents to the world of sustainable design. Considering the huge stakes on issues like climate change and declining natural resources, we’re hoping to be overwhelmed with submissions.

About Nectar Design:

Nectar is an award-winning product development consultancy established in 1992. With a firm commitment to thoughtful innovation, the Nectar team helps clients create products that connect to their users and expand their markets. For more information, please contact us by phone at: 562-856-8500 or by e-mail at le@nectardesign.com, or visit us online at

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