For some product designers, necessity is the mother of invention. For others, ideas often appear to be plucked from the ether. For two young designers from Denmark, the potential closure of one of their favorite music festivals provided the light-bulb moment.
Four years ago, Heida Nolsøe and Marie Berggreen (pictured above) were on a product-design course at the Technical University of Denmark. The brief for their first-semester project was to devise a solution for waste management in Copenhagen.