Product / Interior

APOKALYPSE LABOTEK by Petra Lilja and Jenny Nordberg (S) with “The Soap”

May 17, 2010

photo: Johan Daniel

The Soap

The Soap by APOKALYPS LABOTEK is made from recycled deep frying oil from kitchens in the south of Sweden. It is sustainable in the way that it’s made from recycled material and is a 100% vegetable product. The Soap consist of very few ingredients and is manufactured locally. Read more…

Borðið by Brynhildur Pálsdóttir and Guðfinna Mjöll Magnúsdóttir (IS) with Clay Pot

May 17, 2010

Clay Pot (Réttur)

The clay pot is manufactured by hand in the clay factory Leir 7 in Stykkishólmur. The clay comes from the sheep farm Ytri-Fagridalur where the farmers there harvest the clay and prepare it for production. Read more…

ett la benn (Berlin) with “malva”

May 17, 2010


malva is a series of lights inspired by the natural qualities of cellulose and viscose: the objects are generated by the forming of moistened sponge cloth and its subsequent hardening by air drying on a mould.

The translation of this customary material into individual design pieces through basic processes of forming and drying measures up to the highest demands in sustainability and eco friendliness: all objects are compostable.

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Hella Hernberg (FIN) with “BOL”

May 17, 2010

BOL: from useless to useful

The Bol lamp is made of carefully selected old fabrics with the light showing their patterns and texture, and evoking memories and images. Each lamp is characterised by the fabric details: summerhouse curtains, grandmother’s embroidery, or old tablecloths saved from the attic. The structure of Bol allows variations in size, textile patterns and colour. Read more…

LUM! by Lisa Spengler and Moa Hallgren (Berlin) with “REMÖTIL – textile chair”

May 17, 2010

REMÖTIL- textile chair objects:

For our Diploma project in Textiledesign at the Kunsthochschule Berlin Weißensee, we are working on our object-project REMÖTIL at the moment. From donated and found old clothes and thrown away furniture from Berlin’s streets, we are creating a furniture-object collection. The used textiles and collected fragments are getting back to function and a new life by using handcraft techniques. Read more…

Arndt Menke-Zumbrägel (Berlin) with “The Woodway”

May 17, 2010

photo: Andreas Velten

“The Woodway” (German: “Holzweg”, this word also has the meaning “to bark up the wrong tree”)

In today’s design wood is mostly chosen because of its optic or haptic attributes. To use wood as a proper construction material there are plenty of requirements to pay attention to e.g. such as shrinking and moisture expansion. As an anisotropic material it can only be loaded in the direction of its fiber. Read more…

Adrian Paulsen (N) with “BUOY”

May 17, 2010


We continuously pollute our oceans through our daily activities. This tends to happen largely unnoticed, simply because it occurs gradually. The BUOY changes from a soft blue into a bright orange and releases internal nano paper booms (a material that absorbs just pollutants and not water) at a predetermined concentration of pollutants. Read more…

schmidttakahashi by Eugenie Schmidt and Mariko Takahashi (Berlin) with “Jackenfuttertasche”

May 17, 2010

“Jackenfuttertasche” (Lining Bag):

This bag is made out of used textiles. We found a great fascination for these materials, because they are affected by every person who uses them. To make this individual history visible for the new owner we had the idea to give each bag an ID-number and attach a RFID-Chip. Read more…

schubLaden by Franziska Wodicka (Berlin)

May 17, 2010

moebel 41|02, Foto: Peter Witt,

schubLaden reuses vintage drawers, so existing material, without altering its basic shape or original use. Subject, participation in process and appreciation fosters a link between the customer and furniture. Practical use, aesthetics and production set the basis for a long durability of the furniture. The production is contracted to small, local firms and the amount of furniture is based on demand and request. Read more…

Yellowone by Hân Pham (DK) with “Needle Cap”

May 17, 2010

Yellowone Needle Cap:

By living under poor conditions under the Vietnamese communist regime in the 1970s, it has forced me to think creatively and to live by the rules of nature. I made all my toys out of used materials or garbage. Therefore, the sustainability thinking is not new to me. Yellowone Needle Cap is a simple way of doing things – that is to exploit existing waste materials and turn them into useful products that benefit local communities around the world. Read more…