IKEA is into sustainability; during her internship at this Swedish giant, Ina Klepper researched ways to re-purpose their waste. Trying to solve the problem of unrecyclable ceramics – which have no second life once fired – she found a way to produce more with less. By adding IKEA’s textile waste to clay, 11 instead of 10 bowls are yielded with the same amount of ingredients. The added pulp does not only reduce the weight, but also leaves a remindful mark in the ceramic itself, adding texture and a touch of transparency. To complete the sustainable cycle, Ina suggests using the money that is saved to support IKEA’s Social Entrepreneurship programs in developing countries.



Philitelaan (in front of Klokgebouw)
5617AB Eindhoven

Map No. 27

Strijp Area

Accessible for disabled, Kidsproof

Opening hours

Sat 21 Oct 11:00 - 18:00
Sun 22 Oct 11:00 - 18:00
Mon 23 Oct 11:00 - 18:00
Tue 24 Oct 11:00 - 18:00
Wed 25 Oct 11:00 - 18:00
Thu 26 Oct 11:00 - 18:00
Fri 27 Oct 11:00 - 18:00
Sat 28 Oct 11:00 - 18:00
Sun 29 Oct 11:00 - 18:00


Curator: Van Eijk & Van der Lubbe

Organized by ABN AMRO

As main sponsor, ABN AMRO wants to give young designers a stage – literally. To this end, the bank has teamed up with Van Eijk & Van der Lubbe and set up six ABN AMRO Hotspots at Strijp S (in front of Klokgebouw on Philitelaan), where designers will be able to present themselves. A permanent platform has been designed for the central lobby of ABN AMRO’s office on Vestdijk, also in Eindhoven. The giant, one-metre high wing nut that adorns the hotspots symbolises the joining of forces and setting things in motion, which ties in nicely with the goals of the hotspots: bringing young, talented designers into contact with other parties.

Email: kirstin@vevdl.com
Website: http://www.vevdl.com/nl/info/projectlijst/abn-amro-hotspots-ddw