As the only German design festival that concentrates solely on the topic of sustainability, the ökoRAUSCH Festival from 12 – 21 May will be presenting sustainable ideas and innovative design approaches of the highest standard at what is easily the most renowned location for design in Cologne, the decorative arts museum, Museum of Applied Arts Cologne (MAKK). Our international exhibition and diverse festival programme invites you to approach creativity with sustainability and to turn knowledge into action!

More and more creative thinkers are discovering their social and ecological responsibility. And the ökoRAUSCH design and sustainability think tank supports these people in their efforts to positively influence society, culture, educational systems and the economy.

We are advancing sustainable design and, using creative means, we aim to anchor sustainablity in society. This endeavour is supported by the ökoRAUSCH think tank’s broad, multi-disciplinary concept of design that shares fluid boundaries with art. We foster awareness for social and ecological change and invite you to become creative yourself – what do you say, will you be there in May?

We look forward to seeing you there!


ökoRAUSCH Blog – Sustainable Design made in NRW


North Rhine-Westphalia is home to many small design labels and creative thinkers that have dedicated themselves to sustainability. On the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the state of NRW, on 2 November 2016, we began a feature that will make this diversity more visible and to present designers and projects – all of which call the creative state their home – that work on an exclusively sustainable basis.

Eco Design Forum


Focus of interest of the ECO DESIGN FORUM (EDF) international are the stories of designers all over the world who explore green ideas and develop sustainable products. Designers, artists, creative thinkers and cultural protagonists are meeting up with sustainability experts to exchange thoughts and to learn from each other.

ökoRAUSCH Blog – Profiles


The presented designers and artists are distinguished by their quality and originality. The focus here is on the heads and the philosophy behind the products and works: What distinguishes designers who are committed to sustainability? What motivates them especially? Stay inspired!

Last articles

Carmen Zirngibl

Carmen Zirngibl creates sustainable and aesthetically pleasing design pieces made from organic material that is produced as waste in the kitchen.

Category: Ecological Product and Service Design, Sustainable design made in NRW / Keyword: , , , , / 6. December 2016

ökoRAUSCH Blog – Berns Draser

Sustainable amazement

Bernd Draser takes us on a journey to sustainability, passing through patches of fog, walking down forest trails and over plateaus.

Category: Social Design & Arts, Sustainable design made in NRW / Keyword: , , / 4. December 2016

Das gute Ding – work

Das gute Ding

“Das Gute Ding” is a designer collective from Düsseldorf that initiates and implements design projects with attitude. They have received the distinction of “German cultural and creative pilot 2016”.

Category: Ecological Product and Service Design, Shaping Society, Sustainable design made in NRW / Keyword: , , , / 1. December 2016

eco design forum – Team and participants

Eco Design Forum – Impressions

The premiere of our ECO DESIGN FORUM international in Israel and Palestine at the end of October was a success! Here is a photostory with our first impressions.

Category: ECO DESIGN FORUM / Keyword: , , , , , , , / 29. November 2016

ökoRAUSCH Blog – Nika Rams use less

Nika Rams

With her own label Nika Rams does several interdisciplinary projects in the fields of product and concept design. She has been with ökoRAUSCH since the very beginning.

Category: Ecological Product and Service Design, Profiles Design & Art, Sustainable design made in NRW / Keyword: , , , , , , , / 28. November 2016

ökoRAUSCH Blog – Trash up

Trash Up! Festival in Dortmund

The Trash Up! Festival celebrated its premiere at Dortmunder Depot on 12th and 13th of November 2016 – we took part as cooperation partner.

Category: Sustainable design made in NRW / Keyword: , , , , , , , , , / 24. November 2016