December 13th, 6 pm in “Denim Diaries“ shop the opening of sustainable design “Re/Matter“ pop-up store.

13 Industrial Design students from Vilnius Academy of Arts + ideas of sustainable design + kitchen = 13 unique design objects for the kitchen, made using recycled materials.

Design pop-up “Re/Matter“ showcases ideas and possibilities of responsible production and consumption. Young designers who attended Sustainable Design workshops by Western Washington University (USA) professor Arūnas Ošlapas  and lecturer Barbora Adamonytė have created everyday-use products for the kitchen by recycling household and industrial waste, which resulted in new materials, textures and inovative ways of supporting the ideas of circular and sustainable design.

Each student designs a product and then manufactures a quantity of 20 to be sold at at an exhibition on 13 December at the local business Denim Diaries. They experience creating a product from 'idea-to-store-shelf' and are responsible for each phase of development which includes producing 20 products, packaging, pricing, advertising/promotion, retail display, accounting, and each taking a shift working at the local design business selling the products for one week!

Professor Arūnas Ošlapas

We not only invite you to see the objects, but also to hear the stories of how they came to be. All of the products will be available for purchase as limited edition items -- only 20 pieces of each design are produced.

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“Denim Diaries“ store will be open until December 20, on working days from 3pm to 8pm, on weekends from 10am to 6pm, at Žydų str. 2, Vilnius.