INDEX – which stands of International Design Exhibition – just announced their category winners. You can check them out here. The theme was the ever-popularizing “sustainable design;” products that not only look great, but improve our quality of life. Below are pictures, not necessarily of winners, but of my personal favorites from the top nominees. I question whether some of thise will perform as intended, but they certainly look nice.

The INDEX top nominated designs will be on display in central Copenhagen through September 23.

XO Laptop
$176 l”one laptop per child” attempts to make learning more accessible to third world countries.

A chair made with environmentally friendly material by Peter Hiort-Lorenzen & Johannes Foersom (Denmark)

Ordrup School
Design for differentiated teaching and creative thinking by Rosan Bosch & Rune Fjord Jensen(Denmark)