bread box made of karuun rattan material - Sebastian Kommer

Circular materials for the future of table culture

Special show on circular and alternative materials

3–7 February 2023, Frankfurt

location: Ambiente, hall 11.0, stand A99, foyer north
organizer: Messe Frankfurt
material selection & didactics: Diana Drewes, Hon.-Prof. Dr. Sascha Peters

Wether it`s citrus peels, chitin and polysaccharides from crustaceans and insect shells, fish scales or trace elements from algae: a large number of start-ups, scientists and designers around the world are currently promoting material innovations at the interfaces between biology and classic material technologies that aim to achieve a sustainable reduction of the emissions will result.

Organic residues for a new material culture

In the biological cycle, the use of natural resources and the identification of previously unused organic residues offers the greatest potential for innovation, especially for creative professionals, for interior architects and designers and thus also for tableware.

Bio-based material alternatives for energy-intensive materials such as metals and ceramics are emerging, which also enable plastic-free product solutions. In addition, circular business models are increasingly being developed in the technical cycle.

On behalf of Messe Frankfurt we will implement a special area on material-based innovations for the future of table culture at Ambiente 2023. Particular attention will be paid to material developments based on organic residues that enable circularity in the biological cycle and are based on bacteria, fungi or proteins.

Highlight of the exhibition are:

– 3D printed fruit-bowl from lemon peels (Italy)
– bread box made of rattan material (Germany)
– dishes from leftover food (Japan)
– Glass from bone ash (Berlin)
– Ceramic glaze using human urine (South Korea)

Further information on Ambiente 2023 at:

image: bread box made of Karuun (Design: Sebastian Kommer)