BASF Project: one material, one product | MA – WISE 2021/22


Direct links to outcomes:

Prof. Ineke Hans
KM Maciej Chmara
Prof. Holger Neumann

Design & Sustainability:
– LB Dr. Sascha Peters

Cooperation with:
BASF creation centre
BASF designfabrik

Nowadays many end products are made from a combination of different plastic groups. This often improves the performance of the goods, but makes recycling difficult or impossible.
Which products, that are now made of different materials, can be made from one material or… can you come up with alternatives and new product typologies from one material?

You pick a material group from the  BASF plastic families that are presented at the BASF Creation Center and design a product that is relevant. Material groups: Ultramid, Ultrason, Elastollan.
The project  research and cooperation project by Prof. Ineke Hans  in the context of her Climate Change projects (CCC / ECCC) and the BASF Creation Center.
Presentable prototypes, documentation and a short film should be ready by mid January. The aim is to present these with BASF at a fair in 2022.


12-14 October: Kickoff at BASF Ludwigshafen, see full briefing
20-23 October: Excursion to DDW Eindhoven
7 December: Interim presentation in Berlin
3 May: End presentation at BASF in Ludwigshafen
7 Juli: Presentations at BASF Fabriktsag at the VITRA Campus, Weil am Rhein
19-26 Okt: Presentations at BASF stand at K Messe, Düsseldorf

MA: Charlotte Marabito, Jan Colomer, Kim Kuhl, Cathy Wolter, Johanna Karges, Sebastian Schwindt, Theresa Schwaiger, Niklas Böll, Meiying Lu
MA Anp. St: Tim Schütze, Lukas Henneberger, Max Hausmann, Jin Jing, Yuhang Han