About Design inspired by nature, with lamps and packaging grown from mushroom material

Dato
16.11.2017
Tidspunkt
15:00 - 17:00
Adresse
KADK
Auditorium 2
Philip De Langes Alle 10
1435 København K

I forlængelse af udstillingen ’Cirkulær Økonomi i arkitektur og design’ præsenterer KADK en åben seminarrække, der blandt andet vil sætte fokus på emner som arkitekturens samspil med naturen og cirkulær design. Seminarrækken trækker på viden og erfaring fra nogle af verdens førende arkitekter og designere på området, der er inviteret til at tale om deres arbejde på det cirkulære felt. 

How can nature enable new ways of design and manufacturing and how can biomaterials be a driver for a Circular Economy? What are designers' role in the Circular Economy and how do they take part in the movement? 

These questions among many will be answered by Jonas Engberg (Sustainability Manager of IKEA) and Kenneth Lush (Prototype Engineer of Ecovative). They will at the seminar November 16th, 2017 at 15.00-17.00 talk about their respective professional, entrepreneurial and personal journeys towards a Circular Economy and where their journeys met. The seminar will focus on design inspired by nature and biomaterials. 

Ecovative makes packaging, insulation, lamps and interior using a biodegradable mushroom material that can replace polystyrene. So their technology resolves the critical concerns for waste, energy and consumer health due to difficulties of recycling polystyrene. Ecovative is also a LAUNCH Innovator 2013 and have through LAUNCH’s accelerator program scaled their business together with IKEA by collaborating in making mushroom packaging material. IKEA is a partner in LAUNCH and helps sustainable innovators scale through collaboration to drive the Circular Economy. 

The seminar will give you insights on how to join the movement and we invite you to engage in the discussion.

This lecture will be held in english and takes place in Auditorium 2 at KADK.