Competition: Recycling Design Award 2019

by 7. January 2019

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The Recycling Design Award is an annual competition for product items made of waste or leftover materials. They are inviting all creative minded (un)professionals to submit their visionary, original and sustainable artifacts. The focus is to discover which overlooked and waste resources could be turned into future products and/or even future jobs (people creating those items). Here is a video with last year’s contributions exhibited at the Marta Herford Museum.

For more information and registrations visit
– Deadline: 15 July 2019 –

Support: Match my Maker

· by 30. May 2018

Why do we share this video? Not only because this is Yi-Cong Lu speaking – a dedicated BURG graduate, who helped many student projects as design assistant – but because we believe this is a wonderful challenge: matchmaking people in need with clever solution makers. If you share our interest – please click here to vote for the “Match my Maker” project with a single click (No registration required – Voting possible until June 6th).

Material Experiments by Christophe Guberan on March 31

· by 30. March 2015

“Step 1: Design, Step 2: Print, Step 3: Watch” This almost sounds like 3D printing? Well, it’s different, just see the Hydro-Fold video for yourself.

New inspiration for a new semester! MAKE. recommends the Jour Fixe this Tuesday, with industrial designer Christophe Guberan sharing his latest projects on new materials, technologies and processes. Read more at Jour Fixe.

Jour Fixe: Thomas Rentmeister

· by 18. January 2015

MAKE. recommends the upcoming Jour Fixe with Thomas Rentmeister coming up this Tuesday for a bit of material extravaganza!

Video Tip: Firework Carpet / Happy New Year!

· by 7. January 2015

With this explosive video by We Make Carpets – MAKE. wishes you all the best for 2015!

(we discovered We Make Carpets during the Materials and Making at the Burg exhibition at the Dutch Design Week 2014).

New (Material) Links

· by 28. November 2014

The material collection at the ETH Zürich (photo) is part of the Swiss Material Archiv, one the dozen material libraries we visited last year during our material libary research in Germany, Switzerland and UK. We gathered a few of these libraries in a link-list, for you to search or browse what is available in the world of materials. So, if you are looking for materials or some background information, please see the new Links page with useful information. Did we miss any useful websites? – Just let us know by sending your suggestion to make(at)

Get Stuff: Fabric (Sales)

· by 14. October 2014

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