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European Design Awards

European Product Design Award – Top Design in ECO DESIGN/Green: Residential Sustainable Design

The European Product Design Award™ was created to recognize the efforts of talented international product designers who aim to improve our daily lives with their practical, well-thought-out creations. They reward the strategic thinking and imagination which goes into making a great product.

All submissions were evaluated by an expert jury of 35 international luminaries, comprised of independent designers, clients, design educators and editors who are devoted to brilliance in design. The evaluation is based on a range of criteria that are constantly adapted to current standards.

Farmani Group assembled European Product Design Award to bring attention to international product and industrial design and promote the winning designers to the prominent audience in Europe.

The Farmani Group, established in 1985, is the organizer of International Design Awards (IDA), Prix de la Photographie in Paris, London International Creative Awards, and the Annual Lucie Awards for Photography, which has emerged as one of the world’s most prestigious photography awards.

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London Design Awards – Sustainable living

The London Design Awards for Sustainable/Green Innovation is a prestigious accolade that celebrates excellence in eco-friendly and sustainable design. Aimed at recognizing and promoting innovative designs that significantly reduce environmental impact, these awards spotlight the works of designers and companies who have successfully integrated sustainability into their products, services, or operational processes. Entries are evaluated on criteria such as energy efficiency, use of sustainable materials, reduction of carbon footprint, and overall contribution to environmental preservation. This award not only honors groundbreaking sustainable design but also serves as a platform to inspire the industry and the public towards more environmentally responsible practices. Winning designs often set new benchmarks in the field, showcasing how creativity and sustainability can coexist to pave the way for a greener future.

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Wunderhaus receives Red Dot Design Award

After 4 years of research and development, design and curating Wunderhaus, we realised a product in the form of a house which performs exceptionally in terms of energy and environment without compromising the architectural integrity.

We are now proud to announce that our work has received international recognition, having been awarded the Red Dot Award 2022.

Founded in 1955, the Red Dot label is the most internationally recognised label for quality and successful design. The Red Dot Design Awards are presented once a year in three disciplines: Product Design, Brand & Communication Design and Concept Design. The jury includes 50 international experts from various fields: designers, architects or teachers.

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Lifestyle and Innovation Award

The Lifestyle Innovation Award is a prestigious accolade that celebrates products embodying the essence of innovative ideas geared towards enhancing the quality of life, encompassing aspects of lifestyle and design. It recognizes and honours products that resonate with the increasing demand for inventive and groundbreaking concepts aimed at fostering a superior living experience. Winners of the ‘Lifestyle Innovation Award’ are distinguished not only by the innovation and design of their products but also by their commitment to principles like sustainability and social responsibility.

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The affordable eco-house that could earn you money

The UK’s first ‘off the shelf’ net energy positive house has been developed. It not only saves you money on your energy bills – it could sell so much power back to the grid that it earns £250 a year.

Featured on ITV This Morning.

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Sustainability: A Broken Record

An original documentary from Cube, Sustainability: A Broken Record, Explores the true meaning of sustainability through the perspective of architects, designers and manufacturers.  The documentary explores how the industry can make a more substantial impact on the planet and discover how powerful decisions can advance the industry.

Nico Rensch, Architect and founder of Wunderhaus, welcomes viewers into Wunderhaus; a house that can produce net more energy than it consumes, and the only net energy positive capable housing product in the UK.

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Design package for selfbuilders

German architect Nico Rensch has come up with an eco house design package which he believes is ideal for both selfbuilders and developers alike.

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Home Improvement

We meet Nico Rensch, the man behind the ground-breaking Wunderhaus, to discuss the future of housing.

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House Of The Week

Britain’s first off-the-shelf eco-house that can actually earn you money. Featured on The Times website.

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Wow Of The Week

For the last four years, we researched and developed a product in the form of a house that produces more energy than it consumes. What we’re doing in terms of house building, particularly in this country, but also in Europe, it’s just not good enough. As you can see as an example with this house, there are methods and ways to create attractive architecture that can perform very well. We have a lot of catching up to do and we hopefully will be part of that catching up.

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Crowdfunding success

Great news! We are proud to announce our crowdfunding raise has successfully ended having been over subscribed.

We would like to extend a big thank you to the 321 investors who made this possible. You have helped us move to the next step in our business, and we look forward to our onward journey. Together we can contribute to tackling the climate and energy crises whilst drastically raising the standard of house building in the UK and beyond.