Day: June 24, 2020

Circular by Design: Susana Godinho Turns Offcuts + Cork into Rugs

Portuguese designer Susana Godinho established Sugo Cork Rugs in 2017. Using contemporary design to inject life into traditional weaving techniques, she combines the performance of highly sustainable cork with recycled and recovered fabrics from the fashion and textiles industries. Based in the North of Portugal, the brand is committed to not only working in harmony with the natural world but also providing employment opportunities for people living with disabilities.

Tell me a little bit about your childhood, education, and background in terms of how you first became interested in creativity, design, and sustainability.

I was born in a small village

Clever Ep. 121: People-Centered Designer Marquise Stillwell

Photo by Guarionex Rodriguez, Jr. Courtesy of Deem Journal

In this episode of Clever, Amy Devers talks to people-centered designer Marquise Stillwell, founder and principal of Openbox design consultancy, co-founder of Opendox art & design-oriented documentary filmmaking company, and co-founder of Deem Journal – a print magazine and online platform that centers design as a social practice. 

Marquise spent his youth in Ohio learning to be a good neighbor and going to art museums with his grandfather. Always part of a community of makers—auto factories, steel plants, engineers and industrial designers—his curiosity for people and spaces grew into a