Edward Blumer

Edward Blumer

Chicago, IL, US


City of Dreams Pavilion

In these tough economic times many people are looking for ways to shave expenses off their budgets. One tried-and-true method is to rent instead of buy. Environmentalists have long pointed out that we can also significantly reduce our impact on the planet if we borrow the things we only need occasionally. Furthermore, making new products takes a massive influx of energy and resources, from petroleum products to wood, rubber, metals, minerals and more. The fewer things we buy the less packaging waste we accumulate and the smaller our carbon foot print becomes.
FOR RENT is a project based on the idea of using 100% rentable materials in the New York City Metropolitan Area to create a pavilion that could be ordered, delivered to Governor’s Island - picked back up and delivered back to the distributor/vendor after the pavilion’s life span has completed.

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Status: Competition Entry
Location: New York, NY, US
My Role: Lead Designer
Additional Credits: Pete Storey