For years we have been accustomed to the use of polluting and resource-limited materials, seeing them as practical, useful, and time-saving. However, the habit of the throwaway practice has led to pollution, sharp reductions in key raw materials, and numerous environmental problems. Materialized aims to surprise and sensitize visitors to new and extraordinarily valid alternatives to plastic and other polluting materials.
The exhibition features a showcase of natural raw materials, biomaterials, innovative techniques and green design, to discover the promising prospects of the furniture industry through the eyes and projects of some of the best talents and materials researchers from all over the world.
Participating designers and design studios:
Alessandra Tuseo, Anne-Marie Sust, Basque BioDesign Center, Bela Rofe, Bits to Atoms, BY THE END OF MAY, Claire Ellis Ceramics, Coffeefrom, Cristina Muñoz, Emma Thyni, Erco Lai, Feral Studio, Hadil Habashneh, HUID, Jana-Aimée Wiesenberger, Jeannet Leendertse, Laura van de Wijdeven, Marco Scatto, Markos Georgiou, Matter Matters, Quinn van Etten, Raghad Saqfalhait and Mariam Dahabreh, Rania Elkalla, Riina O, Sarah Harbarth, SLOW PAINTING STUDIO Ola Ignasiak & Karolina Gebka, Studio Lionne van Deursen, Studio Peipei, Studio Sarmite, Studio Tång, Vilnius Academy of Arts, Yuki Hadal & Siyuan Wang, Zena Holloway.