MCBW POP UP: New materials for sustainable design
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Tuesday, 17/5 00:00 - 23:59

MCBW POP UP: New materials for sustainable design

  • Exhibition
  • Young Professionals
gegenüber Frauenstrasse 8, 80469 München

Green Future Club - Let's design the future. The special exhibition feat. by MCBW shows 6 islands with new materials, prototypes and products of awarded designers of the Green Product & Concept Award.

This exhibition is dedicated to the topic of Circular Design with concrete design applications, as it's high time for all products to become (more) sustainable.

Design, innovative processes and the rethinking of material flows play a key role here.

Nils Bader, founder of the Green Future Club, has compiled the works of 33 designers from 12 countries for this special exhibition. Speculative designs and concrete applications show an alternative, sustainable future. They want to sharpen the view and motivate people to become active themselves - be it as consumers, designers or supporters.

Six theme islands address each a different material stream as a source for sustainable products. The exhibits are materials, prototypes and products which have been honoured with a Green Concept Award and a Green Product Award.

Out of the water
Algae as air purifier, dye or material for furniture

Among fungi
Mycelium - in future, acoustic panels, chairs or shoe soles will grow from the roots of fungi.

The second life (of food)
Food scraps become furniture, glasses, watches.

New plant world
Dresses made of grass, glasses made of beans, bags made of flower scraps

Beyond wood
Can design turn forestry and furniture industry waste into sustainable high-quality products?

Rethinking plastic
Alternative uses and sources for this material

Have fun discovering!

You can find out more about the designers and their projects at:

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    Product & Industrial design

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Participate in our survey and win one of three illustrated books of Tom Hegen’s series "Habitat".



bayern design GmbH - München
Schleißheimer Straße 4
80333 München

bayern design is the competence center for knowledge transfer and cooperation on design in Bavaria and organizer of MCBW.

Cooperation partner

  •  Green Future Club
  • IKEA Stiftung
  • Hessen Design e.V.

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Viktualienmarkt, gegenüber Frauenstrasse 8, 80469 München

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