ökoRAUSCH Festival for Design & Sustainability 28.08.–24.09.2020 at the MAKK
ökoRAUSCH Ausstellung 2017


The highest standard in sustainable design

The ökoRAUSCH exhibition is the heart of the ökoRAUSCH Festival, which we are putting on for the first time at the renowned location for design in Cologne, the Museum of Applied Arts Cologne (MAKK).

On the second floor of the MAKK you will find our curated international exhibit on the more than 200 m2 of exhibition space. Just as in the three years prior, the exhibit focuses on high-quality, sustainable products, innovative design concepts and the positions of modern artists in the area of tension between humans and the environment. Outstanding design lables and creative businesses will present the diversity and the current developments of a growing scene that allows sustainability to be an integral part of its work. The designers and artists will prove their talent using playful methods, intelligent approaches and unconventional ideas, bringing them together with meaningful design.


…by the way… our hole programme will take part in MAKK
An der Rechtschule, 50667 Köln | next trainstation: Hauptbahnhof

additionally to getting free entrance to the MAKK during the ökoRAUSCH Festival, there will be extended opening hours to the museum!

Design made in NRW

North Rhine-Westphalia is now taking the lead as a place for creative economy & sustainable design. And this is reflected in the ökoRAUSCH exhibition as it shines the light on the growing diversity in this special part of the industry. The entire exhibition is sponsored by the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy of the state of North Rhine-Westphalia.

The MAKK  is located in the very centre of Cologne:
An der Rechtschule, 50667 Cologen | nearest station: Hauptbahnhof / Central Station

Exhibitors 2017

A Review

(B)pack – biogas backpack

(B)energy is a true social business that helps people to access a cleaner, more innovative and ecologically friendly resource to use for cooking. The biogas backpack makes biogas easy to transport and therefore marketable and independent of any development aid.

(B)energy / Neuhäusel / product design

3D printed products using biological resources

We develop one of a kind 3D printed products using biological resources. We will be presenting our current, minimalistic lamps made of coconuts and avocado pits, all of which were digitally conceptualised and produced in our factory in Dortmund.

PERSEA DESIGN / Dortmund / product design, upcycling

3D Printing & Repairs – “Reparieren verbindet”

The mountain of household devices that end up at the landfill is ever growing. For many devices there just simply aren’t any replacement parts. With 3D printing, users can print their own parts and integrate them into devices that are otherwise intact.
Image: Astrid Lorenzen

Verbund Offener Werkstätten / Cologne / service design

Alerta.0 – Solar Cooker

Alerta.0 is the winner of a joint call launched by ökoRAUSCH and Collectif créatif Tunis to encourage creative eco-design solutions in Tunisia. More info can be found at our website.

Amine Bounouh (Eco'Logic winner Project) / Tunis / product design, social design

Box “UNBOXING – Tell me your (hi)stories” the GRIMM WORLD Kassel

Multimedia material that have been developed based on the fairy tales by the Brothers Grimm for the integration programme “Erzähl mir Deine Geschichte/n” (or “Tell me your (hi)stories”) of the GRIMMWELT Kassel. The material aims to foster the participants’ curiosity and collective creativity.
Image: Nikolaus Frank

GRIMMWELT Kassel / Kassel / grimmwelt.de

Catalonia Ecodesign Award

The Award recognises products on the market or under development that are designed, made or built in Catalonia which incorporate design aspects to improve their environmental behaviour over the lifecycle and contribute to the circular economy.

Government of Catalonia - Department of Territorial Affairs & Sustainability / Barcelona / product design


Flaÿou is dedicated to experimenting with ecological materials, new composites, the renewed use of materials known for decades and the adapted use of materials. Chich-bich is a collection set of three board games: Chess, Backgammon and Checkers.

Flaÿou / Tunis / product design

ecosign / pius

Pappen-Heimer (Pappe=cardboard; Heim=home) is a Cologne-based start-up that develops clever and sustainable cardboard cases for the popular minicomputer Raspberry Pi. The first model was developed as a university project in 2018.

Jonathan Pohlke / Cologne / study project

ecosign / Zukunftsmenschen

Traditional passive people, conservative upper class, young adaptive pragmatists – In German academic writing, important issues and content are often written in an inaccessible way. “Zukunftsmenschen”, which means “future people”, makes research on social milieus more tangible and more valuable.


Anne Stürmer / Cologne / animation design