Biomyc was part of the MELBA DESIGN FESTIVAL as a guest company that had the opportunity to participate in the Sustainable design practices panel – discussion and presentations.
MELBA DESIGN FESTIVAL mixes different design perspectives into a variety of creative activities. It is part of MELBA – a series of design initiatives launched by Studio Komplekt at the end of 2017. This is a unique platform with a strong community and carefully curated content that brings together designers from all countries to discuss and collaborate on relevant topics and push the boundaries of modern design.
Panel and Participant Info
Meet three European companies that are leading an important change in the industry towards greener production and consumption. Combining science, design, and technology, they offer new, more natural models for the use of raw materials.
Studio Komplekt will moderate a discussion on the need for environmentally friendly design, what it means, its impact on the environment and consumers, and some of its economic and social connotations, along with other engaging and pressing topics. With the participation of Shara Kele (Hungary), Josh Brito (founder of MakeGrowLab, Poland), and Atanas Enev (founder of Biomyc, Bulgaria).
Hungarian designer Shara Kele creates clean and timeless furniture, products, and interiors with a focus on sustainability, upcycling and local raw materials and production. Her experimental, far-sighted approach goes beyond the visual, exploring new materials and production methods.
Josh Brito is one of the founders of the Polish company MakeGrowLab. By merging science with design, MakeGrowLab turns biowaste into natural and compostable materials for the home. They have embraced the ethos of completely circular production with local raw materials, and sustainable materials, inspired by natural processes in nature.
Atanas Enev is the founder of Biomyc – a company based in Bulgaria with a number of awards for ecodesign and innovation. Biomyc designs next-generation products and packaging from mycelial composites and eco-friendly materials for first-class brands. Atanas will talk about sustainable design innovations and will demonstrate the Ultimaker S5 3D printer used to create his project with Mercedes-Benz Group Research Germany in partnership with B2N – the largest distributor in Bulgaria and official representative of industrial 3D production solutions.
Thank you MELBA for the invitation! We met some very interesting and inspiring sustainable designers and learned a lot about how to implement eco-design in various new ways. Looking forward to next year.