UNclean Plastics – Recycling of contaminated plastics

In the "UNclean Plastics" project, the two designers Friedrich Gerlach and Felix Stockhausen developed a printing process for the additive manufacture of toothbrushes from contaminated polypropylene.

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Bubble Wrap Sneaker

The Munich shoe entrepreneur Sebastian Thies, in cooperation with the Israeli start-up Remeant, has brought a sustainable sneaker made of real, recycled bubble wrap onto the market.

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Electricity from oranges

The municipal utility company Emasesa is planning a pilot project to collect 35 tons of bitter oranges from the streets of Seville to generate electricity from them.

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Revolve Air foldable wheelchair

Under the name "Revolve Air", Andrea Mocellin is presenting a wheelchair which can be folded to the size of a piece of hand luggage and which a passenger can easily take on the plane.

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BladeBUG maintenance robot

The British company BladeBUG has developed a six-legged robot over the past few years that will take over cost-intensive maintenance work on offshore wind turbine systems in the future. The company…

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I will Rise – Vegan Sneaker

The fair produced, sustainable and vegan "I WILL RISE" sneakers by designer Nando Nkrumah from Cologne combine wonderful, hand-woven fabrics from Ghana and exceptional shoe-making skills from…

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Xarvio – Digital Farming

BASF Digital Farming GmbH has received the renowned Crop Science Award for the best innovation in digital agriculture. As part of the Agricultural Solutions division of BASF, the company received an…

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EDAG CityBot – smart mobility

With its CityBot EDAG presented a mobility concept that integrates artificial intelligence. It is being developed as a game changer for the Smart City of the future.

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Fruit Maker blue

Fruit Maker

Fruit-Maker is a conceptual design piece that explores how 3D printing may be utilized by the food industry in the future. Prompted by a brief from Frucor Beverages to revitalize their Fresh-Up…

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Smart Medication

Multimorbidity refers to the simultaneous occurrence of several diseases. It is particularly characteristic in the elderly. Under the name "Smart Medication", the designer Kilian Frieling has…

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IGNIS – Light from waste heat energy

The availability of affordable, independent and, above all, clean electrical energy is still limited worldwide. With IGNIS Berlin-based designer Tobias Trübenbacher has developed a tool that converts…

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3D printed wooden windows from Sweden

In October 2019, NorDan was the first window manufacturer in the world to launch 3D printed windows for commercial sales. The first 3D printed windows series are circular windows. The products are…

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Flexible Forms – Biocomposites Experimental Pavilion

The "Flexible Forms" pavilion of the BioMat Group at the ITKE in Stuttgart is a double-curved, parametrically designed segment shell made of light, one-sided curved wood and bio-composite elements.

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ceramic foam with open pores

Ceramic Foam

Ceramic Foam is a fascinating material characterized by its airiness, its open porous surface and cellular structure. By foaming the volume of the original ceramic material increases, generating…

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This is Urine – tiles and dishes using human urine

"This is urine" is a project that explores the value of urine by uncovering its potential new roles within the society. Unlike the common belief shared in modern society, urine has been widely used…

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DETON Insulating Concrete

DETON is a multifunctional solution to combine load bearing capacity, sustainability, good thermal insulation values and an attractive exposed concrete look. Vegetable fibers also offer higher…

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Organico – Biobased composite from calcium hydroxide, casein and hemp fibers

In the "Organico" project, the designer Philipp Hainke made an attempt to present a solution to the question of the future of material.

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High precision bamboo tubes

Since naturally grown bamboo tubes come in various sizes, diameters and thicknesses, industrial use has been difficult up to now. With the help of a patented production process, it is now possible to…

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3D metal printed key – Swiss start-up develops solution with selective laser melting

Stealth Key is the first 3D metal printed key that provides unparallel levels of key duplication security. Today, conventional high security keys provide little barrier to unauthorised 3D printing…

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Antiseptical Birch bark – Turning an decade old craft from Siberia into contemporary design

Russian-born and Berlin-based designer Anastasiya Koshcheeva is turning a decade old Siberian handcraft from her hometown into contemporary design.

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