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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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