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Berlin-based Song developed a fully biodegradable leather using banana and orange peel, or soy milk, in combination with a natural binding agent. Manufacturing options such as laser cutting, dyeing and printing and 3D printing and modelling pave the way for the material – which is comparable in durability and water resistance to animal leather – to be used for a wide range of design possibilities and new commercial products.

https://www.frameweb.com/news/ddw-2019-waste-biomaterial-innovation

On 25th September 2019,  Paulina Grebenstein presented her work “urbaneden” at the Berlin Urban Tech Summit. 

Paulina is a product designer and is currently founding her design studio urbanedenlab.

The focus of her studio lies in the development of public design concepts, research, design methods and consulting in the area of inner-city climate adjustments and smart infrastructure.

 

DesignFarmBerlin exhibits at Dutch Design Week at Weem, Floor 3.

Sensetainable“* is a playful approach of young design-driven companies from DesignFarmBerlin to showcase new co-creation concepts.
The group “Sensetainable”, represented by „ILPS“ – Madeleine Marquardt, „SinnAesthetik“ – JiHye Kang and Victor Gonzalez, „urban:eden“ – Paulina Grebenstein, „Cooking New Material“ – Youyang Song as well as „Coffee Composer“ – Xinyue Yang and Antonia Nandori, pursues to demonstrate experimental, interactive developments that involve the user into a manufacturing process, make the user a co-developer and motivate the user to change the status quo.

https://www.ddw.nl/en/programme/1757/sensetainable

It’s been a journey. Case Studies joined DesignFarm in 2017 with an aim to accomplish a transition from fashion into interior. They have tailored their techniques, found the right production partners, designed new patterns and came stronger with a wonderful collection of blankets and cushions that are available for purchase now – October 2019.

As colorists, Case Studies, bring into their garments various shades and nuances making us feel warmer, lighter and happier.

Hardware Tech Safari – 10.09.2019

Last Tuesday we were at the opening of the new prototype park “Start-A-Factory” at the IZM (Fraunhofer Institute for Reliability and Micro integration).
The Start-A-Factory at Fraunhofer IZM offers a unique device infrastructure and working environment for hardware start-ups. It enables fast development from the initial idea to the prototype in project-related cooperations and with state-of-the-art equipment. Three DesignFarm companies presented their hardware at the opening ceremony:
AudioGait – a walking trainer with acoustic feedback, ILPS – a new method for textile treatment with UV and composer – intuitive sequencer for musical instruments.

More about concept and contact can be found here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dadamachines announces grid based midi performance sequencer composer pro.

 

Last week Steffen Sennert and Johannes Lohbihler from Dadamachines presented their Composer Pro at the Superbooth 2019. Steffen developed the Composer Pro on the DesignFarm until the finished prototype. The rest of the time on the Farm he will produce the Kickstarter campaign for the sequencer. Dadamachines plans to have the Composer Pro ready for release by late summer 2019.

 

 

 

„We wanted to get rid of the computer in the music making process. Thats why we took the concept, put it into a device which doesn’t need a computer that can be the centre of your studio.“ 

Steffen Sennert 

 

 

 

 

„composer pro is the new hub for electronic musicians, a missing link for sketching ideas and playing live. It’s a standalone sampler and live instrument, and connects to everything in a studio or onstage, for clock and patterns. And it’s open source and community-powered, ensuring it’s only getting started.“

Peter Kirn/CDM 

 

 

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