We are extremely excited to be chosen as a finalist for the Volvo
Sports Design Forum 08, Eco-Design Awards. Liberty has taken greater
notice of our impact on the environment and we are very proud to have
our skis selected for this award.
"The Volvo SportsDesign Forum was opened by Andrej Kupetz, CEO
of the German Design Council. Kupetz's paper on the background,
history, potential and challenges of Personal Design addressed the
latest and most exciting trends in international design: products are
being individually tailored to the wishes and needs of each individual
consumer - but nevertheless manufactured on an industrial scale.
"EcoDesign systematically brings ecological factors into play at the
earliest stages of the product planning, development and design
process. This ensures environmental factors are considered alongside
classic product development criteria such as profitability, safety,
dependability, ergonomics, technical feasibility and, of course,
Ecofriendly doesn't have to mean ugly: Good design is one of
the keys to bringing together ecology and the economy. This leads to
products, systems, infrastructure and services that serve their purpose
while requiring a minimum of resources, energy and space. It also
reduces waste and the use and emission of hazardous substances. An
ecofriendly approach embraces the complete lifecycle of a product."