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    Yves Behar (American, 20th Century)
    Tree Branch Cocoa Grater, Sketches, Cocoa Pouch, 2010
    Benefitting The Nature Conversancy: design for a living world

    Grate: aluminum, hardwood. Pouch: burlap, rope. Sketch: paper
    4-1/4 x 5-3/4 x 1 inches (10.8 x 14.6 x 2.5 cm) (Pouch)
    51/2 x 1 1/4 x 3/4 inches (Grater)
    8 1/2 x 11 inches (Sketch)

    Yves Behar
    Since founding the company fuseproject in San Francisco in 1999, Yves Behar has attracted a range of clients-including high-tech giants Toshiba and Hewlett-Packard and the counterculture footwear company Birkenstock. He places primary value on human experience and actively seeks ways to improve public health and welfare through design. Among his most influential designs is a laptop created in partnership with the One Laptop Per Child program that gives children in developing countries better access to education via computers and Internet connectivity.

    The Nature Conservancy commissioned Behar to visit Costa Rica and create a product that utilizes organically grown cocoa by an indigenous women's group.

    "We designed a product that celebrates the process of preparing cocoa. The design is simple and elegant but also primitive and ritualistic," Behar says.

    Design for a Living World asks us to think about the products we use-where they come from, how they are made and the impacts they have on our planet.
    The Nature Conservancy invited ten designers to create new OBJECTS from sustainable MATERIALS sourced from the world. Wood, plants, wool and other organic materials were transformed into intriguing objects, revealing extraordinary stories about regeneration and the human connection to the Earth's lands and waters. Together, designers and consumers can reshape our material economy and help to advance a global conservation ethics by choosing sustainable materials that support, rather than deplete, endangered PLACES.

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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    October, 2012
    25th-27th Thursday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 0
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