Circular sustainable Ohmie Lamp

Sustainable material technologies for interior designers

Sustainability meets Design · online event of Messe Frankfurt

31 August 2022, 4:00–6:00 p.m.

With the restart of the trade fair industry, the two currently most important topics for economic development in almost all sectors are back in focus: sustainability and digitization. Due to the pandemic, digital systems and economic models have become increasingly important in the last 2 years. With the aim of creating a circular economy, the next major transformation process is now imminent.

Orange peel, crab shell, coffee grounds – sustainable material technologies in the biological cycle

On the one hand, it is the designers who have a decisive influence on the recyclability with the choice of the materials used in a product and the composition of the fabrics. On the other hand, politicians are currently creating the framework conditions so that we can achieve the climate goals.

Lamps made from orange peel, watches from coffee grounds or leather alternatives from chitin: in recent months, designers have developed a variety of sustainable material technologies and discovered unusual bio-based resources that are suitable for designing product and interior solutions and that open up special opportunities for the biological cycle.

At the invitation of Messe Frankfurt, Hon.-Prof. dr Sascha Peters will present sustainable material technologies to promote recyclability in interior design as part of the online event “Sustainability meets Design”.

image: Ohmie Lamp from orange peels (design: Krill Design, Milan)