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Design Friends Lecture | Biomaterials in practice: From lab to reality and beyond


Mudam Auditorium
Design Research Lecture by

crafting plastics! studio





Realising dynamic research and innovation in materials and design, crafting plastics! studio provides a base for interdisciplinary progress towards enjoyable sustainability and more transparent production.

crafting plastics! studio is an award-winning Bratislava- and Berlin-based design research studio, founded by Vlasta Kubušová and Miroslav Král. The studio’s practice focuses its expertise on the cross-disciplinary research, development and implementation of new generations of better ecological biocomposites into our current and future day-to-day lives. The studio’s projects have been presented at some of the most renowned institutions in Europe, including the Victoria and Albert Museum London, London Design Museum, Salone del Mobile Milano, Rossana Orlandi Milan, Schloss Hollenegg for Design, MAK Vienna and many more. Cp!s won several international prizes, including Diploma Selection (2016), Green Product Award (2021), German Design Award (2021) and Slovak National Design Award (2018). In 2019, the studio was nominated for Beazley Designs of the Year (London Design Museum, 2019) and the studio was shortlisted in the Emerging Design Studio of the Year Category by Dezeen Award (2022). In 2018, Vlasta was appointed a member of the Slovak Forbes’ 30 Under 30.

crafting plastics! studio, "Bookshelf" © Photo : Adam Šakový
crafting plastics! studio, "Bookshelf"
© Photo : Adam Šakový