Photos: Award-winning, innovative product design of 2009

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The Nike Trash Talk - Award-winning product design of 2009

Source:  Kasey Jarvis, Andreas Harlow, Fred Dojan and Dan Johnson of Nike Inc.

The Nike Trash Talk - Award-winning product design of 2009

The latest Nike basketball shoe, the Trash Talk, is made from the leftover leather, foam and rubber that's normally thrown away after making trainers. The shoe was awarded "best in show" for 2009.

 

The 2009 International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA) competition winners have just been announced. Co-sponsored by BusinessWeek magazine and the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA), the awards are "dedicated to fostering business and public understanding of the importance of industrial design excellence to the quality of life and economy", says the IDSA.

Here are some of New Scientist's favourites from this year's awards, including a cookbook you can taste, shoes made from trash, and a genius cheese grater

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