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Groundbreaking: lightweight design at interzum


kleinergleich5 table, Info boxes

kleinergleich5 table by Ruben Beckers, Info boxes by igeL e.V.

A special event at interzum 2017 will showcase current developments in lightweight design. It will explore materials, tools and technologies, and present a project on the applications of lightweight design in kitchen furniture. The event will provide a platform for designers who are the visionaries behind groundbreaking ideas.

The Lightweight Construction Association igeL (Interessengemeinschaft Leichtbau e.V.) is transforming its stand at interzum into a giant mushroom. The special event area on the Boulevard North sets out to show that lightweight design means more than just reducing weight. Lightweight design is a source of groundbreaking trends such as the sustainable use of raw materials and the production of intelligent, adaptable products.

Chuck bookshelf Neuvonfrisch

Chuck bookshelf by Neuvonfrisch

The association will showcase the latest lightweight materials and joining technology under the striking mushroom-shaped structure, built with lightweight solutions. On show right beside it will be the project Concept Cabinet 2016, a collaboration between Beeck Küchen and Ostwestfalen-Lippe University of Applied Sciences. The project demonstrates the lightweight materials that can be used to replace chipboard in A components in kitchen base units. Designers will also present their avant-garde, groundbreaking designs for lightweight furniture on the outside of the stand.

Table by Christian Lessing

Table by Designer Christian Lessing

igeL e.V. is presenting these ideas that have been developed to provide inspiration and encourage reflection and discussion. The association is publishing a booklet to mark the interzum special event in which it sets out its objectives and presents other project partners.