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Green Smart Materials presented by HAUTE INNOVATION


Sustainability, digitalisation and smart material solutions

Textured paint for wooden surfaces, 3D-printed wooden windows and urban furniture that can filter particulates from the air: many innovations are currently emerging in the fields of sustainability, digitalisation and smart material solutions. Over the next few years, we will see our product culture transforming into a circular economy.

At the same time, the pandemic has unleashed a wave of digitalisation that will support efforts to make society more sustainable. With its Green New Deal, the European Commission is pointing the way forward, pushing for a functioning circular economy and for products and processes with smaller CO2 footprints. After all, the climate crisis is fast becoming a threat to our prosperity.

Change has a disruptive character

Businesses will benefit from this development if they manage to combine the potential of digitalisation with the requirements of a sustainable product culture, and introduce relevant offers to the market. This change already has a disruptive character in some fields. In the materials sector, we expect the most far-reaching innovations to be in the biological cycle.

In future, materials with obviously sustainable qualities, combined with digital and integrated functionalities, will have a significant influence on resource efficiency and recyclability in design, architecture and furniture making. Sustainability and digitalisation define what’s possible to achieve with future innovations.

Smart technologies with enormous potential

In the Green Smart Materials trend forum at interzum@home 2021, the Berlin-based future agency HAUTE INNOVATION presented some of the latest sustainable material innovations and smart technologies with enormous potential for the furniture and interiors industry.


You can find the complete programme of Green Smart Materials