Materials of Tomorrow

Thu Jun 08 2023 at 01:30 pm to 07:00 pm

Copenhagen Contemporary | Copenhagen

Materials of Tomorrow
A half-day symposium radically rethinking material systems to design more sustainable and healthy homes.
About this Event

How can we create new sustainable systems for design and architecture by rethinking the materials we use? And what do renewable, biodegradable, upcycled, and non-toxic materials look like in tomorrow’s homes?

On 8 June 2023, SPACE10 and 3daysofdesign in collaboration with Material Matters and Office Kim Lenschow present Materials of Tomorrow, an inspirational live event introducing a new generation of innovative designers, architects and companies.

Together, we will collectively explore ways to rethink design, systems, and materials to build more sustainable and healthy homes of tomorrow.

This event will explore solutions and innovative materials that could rebalance our relationship with the planet and make our homes healthier and more sustainable for all.

Hosted at Copenhagen Contemporary, Materials of Tomorrow will gather innovative pioneers in the materials field. We will explore global material opportunities and nascent design systems, circular and regenerative materials, and their practical applications in the home.

Guests will also enjoy a guided tour of a site-specific exhibition from Natural Material Studio. The event will wrap with drinks and a chance to chat with our speakers about the day’s themes.

How to attend

Our events are open to all and free to attend. Please register in advance.

Join us at Copenhagen Contemporary in Copenhagen on 8 June 2023 from 1:30pm CEST. We hope to see you there!


1:30 – Doors open

2:00 – Welcome: Signe Byrdal Terenziani

2:05 – Introduction: Grant Gibson and Kathryn Bishop

2.15 – Keynote: Caroline Till — FranklinTill

2:45 – Break and Natural Material Studio exhibition tour

3:30 – Panel: Materials of Tomorrow

4:20 – Break

4:35 – Keynote: Ineke Hans — Studio Ineke Hans

4:55 – Keynote: Akanksha Deo Sharma — IKEA

5:15 – Keynote: Jeroen Muijsers — Flocus

5:35 – Q&A with keynote speakers

6:00 – Drinks

7:00 – Thanks for tonight

About the speakers

Akanksha Deo Sharma is in-house designer at IKEA. She is a fashion designer by qualification and specialises in textiles, materials and craft. Akanksha’s work has been exhibited at various venues around the world such as Design Museum, London and she was featured in the Forbes India 30 under 30 list in 2020.

Bonnie Hvillum is founder of Natural Material Studio an international design, research and consultancy studio that drive towards changing our understanding, relation and perception of materials. It works from a renewable and circular point of view, with science, biology, chemistry, design and art as its building blocks.

Caroline Till is co-founder of FranklinTill, a futures research agency working with global brands and organisations to activate design and material innovation for positive social and environmental change. She is co-author of Radical Matter: Rethinking Materials for a Sustainable Future, and former course director for Material Futures at Central Saint Martins college of Art & Design.

Ineke Hans is a critical designer of ​furniture, products, exhibitions and spaces with content, and founder of Studio Ineke Hans. She explores new design strategies and works for clients and leading international manufacturers on product typologies to fit our future social context. Ineke has a studio in Arnhem in the Netherlands, and a small workspace in Berlin. She is professor of Design & Social Context at the University of the Arts in Berlin.

Grant Gibson is a UK-based design, craft and architecture writer and podcaster, and founder of Material Matters. His work has been published in The New Statesman, The Guardian, FRAME, House & Garden, and more. Grant is former editor of Blueprint, and has acted as executive editor of the RIBA Journal. He was also the launch editor of the London Design Festival Guide.

Jeroen Muijsers is a technical and commercial textile engineer, highly skilled in textiles and R&D. He worked as an expat for fashion companies in Bangladesh and as an entrepreneur in China for about 20 years, founding his own textile manufacturer. In 2013 he discovered Kapok and after three years of research, he co-founded Flocus.

Kim Lenschow is the founder of Office Kim Lenschow, an architecture office aiming to create personally engaging spaces that shape critical thinking. Through architecture and design, the firm seeks to reveal and challenge ingrained values, beliefs, and material narratives in established building practices and ways of life. Kim received the Dreyers Fonds Honors Award in 2020, and the Henning Larsen Foundation Award in 2022.

Phil Ayres is professor of Bio-hybrid Architecture at the Centre for Information Technology and Architecture (CITA) at the Royal Danish Academy. Phil’s research focuses on the design and production of novel bio-hybrid architectural systems that aim to symbiotically couple technical and living complexes, together with the development of complementary design environments.

Guillaume Charny-Brunet is co-founder and head of ventures at SPACE10. For the past 15 years, Guillaume has been advising and supporting large organisations to anticipate change and innovate. Today his primary focus is on strategic investments, venture design, and business transformation.


is Denmark’s annual design festival. It is a platform that showcases and celebrates great design and is a frame for people to meet, network, and be inspired. Celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2023, this year’s event will feature 280 brands spanning furniture, lighting, accessories, and materials.

launched as a podcast in 2019 exploring the world of materials together with artists, designers, and creatives. Today, it operates a fair bringing together over 40 world-leading brands, designers, makers, manufacturers and organisations to celebrate the importance of materials and their ability to shape our lives.

is a Copenhagen-based architecture and design studio creating personally engaging spaces that shape critical thinking. It seeks to reveal and challenge ingrained values, beliefs, and material narratives in established building practices and ways of life.

  • It is possible for wheelchair users to move freely around Copenhagen Contemporary
  • The art centre is equipped with lifts for wheelchair users
  • Disabled toilets are available at the art centre
  • It is possible to borrow a manual wheelchair, just ask at the counter
  • Visitors with disabilities can bring a person to help them free of charge
  • There is access to disabled parking spaces near the art centre
  • Guide dogs may be brought along

Guests with accessibility questions can contact Copenhagen Contemporary via telephone: 0045 29 89 80 87 or email [email protected]


Event Venue & Nearby Stays

Copenhagen Contemporary, Hal 6, Copenhagen , Denmark


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