Our researchers have experimented with novel materials and alternative, resource-wise production methods.
This exhibition showcases promising concepts, like foam wood, a sustainable insulation and packaging material. A by-product of the forest industry, lignin polymer, has been engineered into bio-based coatings, adhesives and films.
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Extremely light, compressible in one direction, strong on the other: Aalto showcases improvements for wood foams, considering environmental sustainability and packaging-oriented final results.
Gathering an understanding of forests, trees and wood material and seeking answers to the forest dilemma through design process. Designer Saara Kantele exhibits her research on forests, design and sustainability at Designs for a Cooler Planet 2021.
The projects in this exhibition were started during Aalto University’s Contemporary Design program’s course, Experimental design, which was held in collaboration with international fashion platform, New Order of Fashion in Spring 2021
Solar cells and research material that originate from art_craft, art_science, and scientific investigations, and the questioning of light, energy, bodies, and matter - including the first hand-painted solar panel.
Designs for a Cooler Planet 2021
Radical ideas and prototypes contributing to a resource-wise future. The exhibitions and online lectures are open to everyone, and they belong to the official Helsinki Design Week programme.
We get dressed each and every day: clothes protect us and help us express ourselves. We can dress better when we re-design the whole textile process from manufacturing to use to recycling.
Construction gobbles up half of the world’s natural resources. Collaboration between scientists, designers, architects, the public sector and companies generates ideas that can make living environments and the construction industry more sustainable.