Urine Ware - Sinae Kim

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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Fruit Maker

Fruit Maker

Fruit Maker is a conceptual work by the designer Tor Robinson from Wellington / New Zealand. It explores ways in which 3D printing could be used by the food industry in the future.

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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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Svetoch birch bark

Antiseptical birch bark

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

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Phono-Luminous Paper

Phono-Luminous Paper is a novel material, which produces both light and sound in response to touch. By gently touching the surface of the material, traces of light emerge and the surface itself…

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Invisible Spring – Hinge with memory effect

With "Invisible Spring", the designer Nina Lieven presents a material development for a hinge that automatically springs back into its starting position after actuation and has a remarkable memory…

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Bendy Bag

The basis for the development of the "BendyBag" was the organic photovoltaic material "Solare", which is ideal for a simple integration in textile solutions. In her design, the designer Sandra…

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LiCrete – translucent concrete for construction

LiCrete is a translucent building material from Gravelli from Prague and consists of 85% concrete and 15% plastic. With its special translucency, it is suitable for staging backlit walls, stairs or…

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OSSB board made of wheat straw

NovoFibre is the world‘s first Oriented Structural Straw Board (OSSB). It is made of 100 % high-quality natural wheat straw and produced in a continuous hot pressing process.

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Fotoblech – Graphic metal design with perforated grids

A new manufacturing innovation from the Alpine region is further blurring the boundary between two and three dimensional design. To produce a sheet of photographic metal the relevant image is punched…

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Enerkite mobile airborne wind power plant

EnerKite GmbH from Brandenburg has focused on the development of a mobile 30 kW airborne wind power plant in recent years. The new system celebrated its maiden flight in Pritzwalk, Brandenburg, at…

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FluidSolids

FluidSolids consists of industrial waste from renewable raw materials, which is shaped by a degradable binding agent based on proteins.

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Gravity Stool – Shaping in a magnetic field

The unusual geometry of the stool is formed by utilizing gravity and a magnetic field. The designer Jolan van der Wiel has built up a machine with a large magnet and presented it at imm Cologne 2012.

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Climatex textiles

The invention of a textile screw forms the basis for the recyclability of all climatex textiles and is the reason for the targeted arrangement of natural and synthetic fibers in functional rooms.

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Spider silk proteins reach industrial applications

On the basis of a traditional fermentation process using genetically modified bacteria, spider silk proteins can for the first time be produced in any quantity for a wide variety of applications.

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ExPresso Tasse aus Kaffeesatz

Ex-Presso cups made from coffee grounds

Julian Lechner was inspired in an Italian coffee bar to create a mug using coffee grounds from espresso machines and caramelized sugar. The natural binding agent enables around 20 cups of coffee to…

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Alphamesh metal ring surfaces

Alphamesh refers to facade and surface materials that consist of a large number of interwoven metal rings or of scale braids. The transparency of the ring structure enables working with light effects…

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Conbou lightweight bamboo panel

Wassilij Grod from the Bauhaus University Weimar has developed a lightweight bamboo panel as a material-efficient building material. The middle layer consists of diagonally cut bamboo ring pieces…

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