Focal point: DO! FUTURE MATTER
New materials for our future
THE RE BEGINS NOW.
Sustainability is not just a trend, but rather also a necessary principle for all products and processes that are being developed and manufactured. Sustainability is complex because it challenges all production and consumption processes. Most products do not physically fall apart straight away. Instead, they lose their cultural value faster than they can be worn out and consumed. Sharing changes the value and usage life of products. Recycling and the cycles being created are changing the way materials are handled.
FUTURE MATTER. THE FUTURE COUNTS.
What will the materials of the future be? There are many material usage practices that our society has to say goodbye to - simply because they affect our environment too much. How is it possible to reuse and repurpose these materials? It is time to not waste resources, but instead to keep them in the material cycle. Recyclable materials increase in value. Novelty and originality are re-evaluated during the life cycle of materials and colours.
Material research is a forward-looking field of design. Finding new materials also means thinking about the state of the world. To what extent can society afford resources in the future? What is sustainably available and can be recycled?
DO! INVENT MATERIALS - WHAT HAPPENS AT THE DESIGNERS' OPEN?
This year, the Designers' Open is seeking answers to these questions with the support of curator Nils Holger Wien. Exhibitors, experts and a special exhibition will demonstrate what the future could look like.
- Exhibitors: Our country needs innovative thinkers. We are awarding prizes to five outstanding designers. As part of the Designers' Open, we are awarding five Green Cards to exhibitors who combine new materials with sustainable ideas.
- Lectures: We need to talk! The future of new materials will be showcased in exciting lectures.
- Special exhibition: Which materials determine our future? How can sustainability be rethought? The DO! special exhibition will provide answers to these questions. FUTURE MATTER.
Do you have exciting ideas for new materials and want to help shape the Designers' Open? Then contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org