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Materials4Future

Special area for sustainable material innovations for the future of work

25–29 October 2022, Cologne

location: Orgatec 2022, hall 6 
organizer: KölnMesse
material selection and didactics: Hon.-Prof. Dr. Sascha Peters
exhibition design
: Diana Drewes

Whether digital surfaces made of transparent wood, whether upholstery fabrics made from hemp leftovers or self-forming furniture made of wood: Sustainable solutions for interior design, for design and architecture have been around since several years in development.

Materials for sustainable interiors

The increasing pressure for climate-friendly materials is now flushing the results of many years of research onto the market. A new industry is emerging with offers that fit perfectly into the concept of a circular economy. The biological cycle offers the greatest potential for innovation.

With all the protests for a climate-friendly policy in the context of the federal election in 2021, the “Fridays for Future” movement has reached its preliminary peak in Germany. And among designers and architects, too, there is a desire for a functioning circular economy and for products with reduced CO2 emissions and climate-neutral processes.

The young generation of designers in particular is looking for a new culture of materials and technologies for interior design and furniture manufacturing. If no product is available on the market for a specific problem, creative people become more and more proactive in developing their own solutions.

In the future, material technologies with positive effects on climate protection, supplemented by solutions with smart functions and in combination with digital applications, can enormously increase resource efficiency in design and architecture. Innovations are the focus of many users, who at the same time address sustainability dimensions and the perspective of increasing digitization. They thus have a decisive influence on the future of interior design. This applies to the design of modern working environments as well as to the object and hotel sectors.

Under the title “Materials4Future”, the future agency Haute Innovation is implementing a special area for the transformation towards sustainable materials at Orgatec 2022 and is presenting some of the latest innovations.

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image: Mogu Flex Floor – flooring using fungal growth (Mogu,Italy)