Julian Reuter first became aware of the fascinating material rattan through surf trips to Indonesia. While studying product design at the Aachen University of Applied Sciences, his expertise as an Industrial Business Management Assistant underpinned his research projects which looked into designing products with economic, social and environmental relevance.
At the same time, his research papers centered on material experiments, which strongly influenced him to choose "reanimate rattan" as his Bachelor degree topic.
Julian founded out for space GmbH with his friend Peter Kraft on December 22, 2015.
Aside from developing a machine to refine rattan, being granted a patent kick-started the company. Before out for space GmbH was even founded, the innovative material – karuun® – was awarded the German Design Award in Gold.