See it RAUSCH!

The exhibition is the heart of the ökoRAUSCH Festival. This will be our second time at the MAKK, and this time for a whole four weeks. It will be a 250 square metre presentation of high-quality, sustainable products, innovative design concepts and contemporary art. Be it intelligent, provocative, brave, unconventional, playful or trendy, the featured artists and creative entrepreneurs will show the diversity and the current developments of a growing scene that takes sustainability into consideration from the ground up.

+++ Admission to the exhibition is free of charge +++

ökoRAUSCH will of course be following the Coronavirus health and safety regulations. Please note the requirements for visiting the design and art exhibition as well as the learning exhibition of our co-organisers Stadt Land Welt:

Please wear a mask/face covering (covering both mouth and nose) at all times and maintain suggested physical distance between you and other visitors. Thank you in advance for your cooperation! And please be sure to visit our website before your visit to the Festival as we reserve the right to make changes to our concept due to the nature of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Due to the Coronavirus there is also a limit to the number of people who are allowed to be in the MAKK at one time. That’s why you can get your ticket here to guarantee your entrance to the exhibition – no lines, no waiting.

MAKK Museum für Angewandte Kunst Köln Logo

The MAKK is located directly in the heart of the city of Cologne:
An der Rechtschule, 50667 Cologne
Closest tram stop: Hauptbahnhof (Main train station)

Design made in NRW

The state of North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) has taken the leading role as the home to creative industries and sustainable design. This role is reflected in the ökoRAUSCH exhibition as it highlights the growing diversity of this particular part of the industry! The entire exhibition has been funded by the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Innovation, Digitalisation and Energy of NRW.

Exhibitors 2020

A Review

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

ISMM Upcycling Challenge

The UPCYCLING CHALLENGE is a design contest during which students challenge their creative minds in order to design several fashion pieces from scraps of fabric collected from the local textile industry

ISMM Higher Institute of Fashion Design Monastir / Tunis / fashion design, textil design, upcycling

Korsi Metharek

El Warcha is collaborative design studio created in 2016 in the Medina of Tunis with a particular focus on public realm interventions. Mobility is a key theme we explore by hacking everyday objects through a playful and participative process.
Image: Aziz Aissaoui

El Warcha Collaborative Design Studio / Tunis / upcycling

PappMeister – The universal upcycling building system

PappMeister is a multi-faceted building system made from 100% recycled cardboard. Our connecting elements, the “ball” and “pen”, used cardboard roles from paper towels and toilet paper are linked together simply to form imaginative designs.

JET Greenfield / Leipzig / upcycling


URBAN TERRAZZO transforms old building rubble into new surface material: cement, brick and other construction material are refined according to the principles of the traditional art of terrazzo and with the help of contemporary technology.
Image: Hannes Wiedemann

They Feed Off Buildings / Berlin / architecture, product design, upcycling