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TOGETHER WE CREATE CHANGE

WHAT WE DO

We want to be an inspiration and request to others. Therefore we have been creating DESIGN CHALLENGES with various designer and companies. Each design challenge targets a special topic and an industrial waste product of our partners. 

The special aim of those design challenges is the concept of RE-MANUFACUTRING, in order to change the perception of waste in a sustainable way and maintain the value of resources by upcycling products that eventually would have become waste.

The Process

Participant go through a set of different stages. Each Challenge starts with an Ideation Phase, submitting concepts and ideas. After a first evaluation, only selected ideas will enter the Prototyping Phase and will receive the material targeted in the specific challenge, to develop the idea further. These prototypes  go through the end evaluation by our Board of Trustees to elect the winner concept/s. 

First Outcomes

The design studio llot llov from Berlin has taken up the challenge of unsold nail polish and jointly developed together with cosnova a new material in many experiments. First, they destroyed the bottles and then added the debris to a concrete mixture. The glass particles and the nail-polish sink to the bottom of the cast stone slab and become visible through polishing.

In this way, a new interpretation of colorful terrazzo comes into being, a material that can be used in the kitchen, like shelves, in a bar or on the floor. First products are the dining table BOB and the low table BOBBY, as well as the lamp 25/25.

The objects have been showcased during the MAISAON&OBJET 2019 in Paris where they have gained huge attention and good feedback from architects and consumers.

Be Part

IF YOU ARE NOT PART OF THE SOLUTION YOU ARE PART OF THE PROBLEM.
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We support the potential of ideas on how to use leftovers, packaging and other types of industrial waste.

FOR DESIGNERS & CREATIVES

We are looking for designers, creative professionals and artists who want to participate in our challenges and – above all – want to be part of our mission. 

Take part on our challenges or contact us for further details on collaboration. 

FOR CORPORATES

We are looking for partners who, above all, want to be part of our mission. Besides becoming a partner or sponsor to us, we are also on the hunt for industrial partners who look for projects or specific collaborations combining upcycling and beautiful design – whether for products, installations, exhibitions or internal events. 

With an acitve Partnership you invest in our purpose and are part of a change. By providing industrial waste material you are part of a challenge - we create and promote up to 3 design competitions per year with your industrial waste material on our platform – incl. supervising, selection of „the best ideas “, evaluating. 

If you are not having a special material, but want to be part of the movement, be a supporting partner and participate with a Sponsorship.