karuun® – Natural Perfection

Using highly energy efficient technology, we transform the rattan palm’s natural structure into a material which is both versatile and innovative.

We call this new material karuun®. As a non-timber material, these characteristics place karuun® at the forefront of natural alternatives to plastic.

karuun® is the start of modern material thinking, be part of it now!

karuun® – Natural Perfection

Using highly energy efficient technology, we transform the rattan palm’s natural structure into a material which is both versatile and innovative.

We call this new material karuun®. As a non-timber material, these characteristics place karuun® at the forefront of natural alternatives to plastic.

karuun® is the start of modern material thinking, be part of it now!

From Rattan to karuun®

Rattan’s structure is comparable to a bundle of tubes. The rattan palm can transport water up to 200 metres through its long capillaries. out for space utilises this natural property for its one of a kind, patented technology.

 

When the capillaries are injected with various bulking agents, rattan is transformed from a non-timber product with limited use to a versatile, innovative material, that presents an alternative to other materials like plastic, with applications in various areas and industries.

From Rattan to karuun®

Rattan’s structure is comparable to a bundle of tubes. The rattan palm can transport water up to 200 metres through its long capillaries. out for space utilises this natural property for its one of a kind, patented technology.

When the capillaries are injected with various bulking agents, rattan is transformed from a non-timber product with limited use to a versatile, innovative material, that presents an alternative to other materials like plastic, with applications in various areas and industries.

Products

Processing karuun® rods into blocks opens the door to a multitude of new applications which harness the material’s natural flexibility and light weight.

The homogeneous structure of the fibre is unique. Depending on the cutting direction, three different karuun® products with various possibilities are created.

Check out our Shop:
We sell semi-finished products made of karuun® for individual tests to see if it meets your needs.

Products

Processing karuun® rods into blocks opens the door to a multitude of new applications which harness the material’s natural flexibility and light weight.

The homogeneous structure of the fibre is unique. Depending on the cutting direction, three different karuun® products with various possibilities are created.

Check out our Shop:
We sell semi-finished products made of karuun® for individual tests to see if it meets your needs.

karuun® stripe

available in almost every color

postformable into shape with extremely tight angles

can be joined without leaving any visible transitions

Find out more about karuun® stripe

karuun® stripe – Superior Aesthetic Standard

The homogenous nature of the material captures the current zeitgeist. karuun®’s linear characteristic fibre structure allows for an easy manufacturing of customized dimensions without exposing any joints or producing offcuts while its aesthetic grace presents completely new design possibilities in both traditional and high-tech industries. Depending on the customer’s needs, every color variation can be injected into the capillaries and further processed into a karuun® surface. It is highly suitable when applied on flat surfaces like boards or panels and can be used in any interior design area imaginable.

karuun® stripe

available in almost every color

postformable into shape with
 extremely tight angles

can be joined without leaving
 any visible transitions

karuun® shine

translucent

permeabel to air

sound absorbtion malleable

Find out more about karuun® shine

karuun® shine – Translucent Wooden Board

The structural composition of rattan is utilized to form karuun® shine: a lightweight material which is simultaneously permeable to both air and light while being strong and pleasant to the touch. In order to top things up the highly stable end-grain is also formable in many ways.
The unique capillary structure sets the foundation for application areas ranging from extremes such as tailor-made, high-tech acoustic protection to futuristic lighting design to innovative flooring.

karuun® shine

translucent

permeabel to air

sound absorbtion malleable

karuun® 3D

outstanding spherical objects

comparable to artificial

composit materials

Find out more about karuun® 3D

karuun® 3D – Three-dimensional Plastic Replacement

The natural fibre structure lends the material its all-important pliability; the combination of capillary treatment and a special nonwoven viscose fabric means that the innovative surface boasts unprecedented three-dimensional formability. Spherical objects from as small as a button to as large as a deep-drawn formed component can be easily manufactured without having to worry about splinters.

karuun® 3D

outstanding spherical
 objects

comparable to artificial

composit materials

karuun® stripe – Superior Aesthetic Standard

The homogenous nature of the material captures the current zeitgeist. karuun®’s linear characteristic fibre structure allows for an easy manufacturing of customized dimensions without exposing any joints or producing offcuts while its aesthetic grace presents completely new design possibilities in both traditional and high-tech industries. Depending on the customer’s needs, every color variation can be injected into the capillaries and further processed into a karuun® surface. It is highly suitable when applied on flat surfaces like boards or panels and can be used in any interior design area imaginable.

karuun® shine – Translucent Wooden Board

The structural composition of rattan is utilized to form karuun® shine: a lightweight material which is simultaneously permeable to both air and light while being strong and pleasant to the touch. In order to top things up the highly stable end-grain is also formable in many ways.
The unique capillary structure sets the foundation for application areas ranging from extremes such as tailor-made, high-tech acoustic protection to futuristic lighting design to innovative flooring.

karuun® 3D – Three-dimensional Plastic Replacement

The natural fibre structure lends the material its all-important pliability; the combination of capillary treatment and a special nonwoven viscose fabric means that the innovative surface boasts unprecedented three-dimensional formability. Spherical objects from as small as a button to as large as a deep-drawn formed component can be easily manufactured without having to worry about splinters.

Check out our Shop:

We sell semi-finished products made of karuun® for individual tests to see if it meets your needs.

karuun® stripe – Superior Aesthetic Standard

The homogenous nature of the material captures the current zeitgeist. karuun®’s linear characteristic fibre structure allows for an easy manufacturing of customized dimensions without exposing any joints or producing offcuts while its aesthetic grace presents completely new design possibilities in both traditional and high-tech industries. Depending on the customer’s needs, every color variation can be injected into the capillaries and further processed into a karuun® surface. It is highly suitable when applied on flat surfaces like boards or panels and can be used in any interior design area imaginable.

karuun® shine – Translucent Wooden Board

The structural composition of rattan is utilized to form karuun® shine: a lightweight material which is simultaneously permeable to both air and light while being strong and pleasant to the touch. In order to top things up the highly stable end-grain is also formable in many ways.
The unique capillary structure sets the foundation for application areas ranging from extremes such as tailor-made, high-tech acoustic protection to futuristic lighting design to innovative flooring.

karuun® 3D – Three-dimensional Plastic Replacement

The natural fibre structure lends the material its all-important pliability; the combination of capillary treatment and a special nonwoven viscose fabric means that the innovative surface boasts unprecedented three-dimensional formability. Spherical objects from as small as a button to as large as a deep-drawn formed component can be easily manufactured without having to worry about splinters.

Check out our Shop:

We sell semi-finished products made of karuun® for individual tests to see if it meets your needs.

Our philosophy is

 

inspired by nature.

Our philosophy is

inspired by nature.

Profile

karuun® embodies the ability to combine communitiy, economic and ecological interests. This is in tune with the times and provides a fantastic marketing angle for all companies who use karuun® for their products!

out for space orientates itself goals for sustainable economic, social and environmental development and offers a comprehensive, impressive combination of solutions in the form of karuun® and its unique background.

Help make the world a greener place:
If you want to be a part of saving our planet you can now plant a tree here with our partner fairventures worldwide. 

Profile

karuun® embodies the ability to combine communitiy, economic and ecological interests. This is in tune with the times and provides a fantastic marketing angle for all companies who use karuun® for their products!

out for space orientates itself goals for sustainable economic, social and environmental development and offers a comprehensive, impressive combination of solutions in the form of karuun® and its unique background.

Cultivation of Rattan –
an Almost Forgotten Aspect

karuun®’s basis material rattan grows very quickly and has significant advantages in it’s cultivation over other types of wood or non timber products. Rattan relies on biodiversity and cannot flourish in a monoculture, so supporting its cultivation actively helps preserve our planet’s rainforests and gives the local community an sustainable income. Purchasing karuun® products indirectly contributes to the health and preservation of our world’s rainforests.

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One of the natural attributes of the plant is to form a symbiosis with the surrounding trees. Rattan needs the rainforest to thrive. As a natural raw material, rattan grows very quickly and is usually harvested by hand by local farmers – the most eco-friendly way.

Cultivation of Rattan – an Almost Forgotten Aspect

karuun®’s basis material rattan grows very quickly and has significant advantages in it’s cultivation over other types of wood or non timber products. Rattan relies on biodiversity and cannot flourish in a monoculture, so supporting its cultivation actively helps preserve our planet’s rainforests and gives the local community an sustainable income. Purchasing karuun® products indirectly contributes to the health and preservation of our world’s rainforests.

One of the natural attributes of the plant is to form a symbiosis with the surrounding trees. Rattan needs the rainforest to thrive. As a natural raw material, rattan grows very quickly and is usually harvested by hand by local farmers – the most eco-friendly way.

The karuun® Life Cycle and Partnership with Fairventures Worldwide

Driven by globalisation, the steady growth of the global economy poses major challenges, especially to our ecosystem. Future-oriented companies are already responding to these challenges and reacting to changing consumer behaviour. The new megatrend of neo-ecology spurs us on to take responsible ecological and social action. 

The karuun® Life Cycle and Partnership with Fairventures Worldwide

Driven by globalisation, the steady growth of the global economy poses major challenges, especially to our ecosystem. Future-oriented companies are already responding to these challenges and reacting to changing consumer behaviour. The new megatrend of neo-ecology spurs us on to take responsible ecological and social action.

out for space actively embraces these economic and ecological changes, which is why we’ve developed karuun® cycle. Together with our partner, Fairventures Worldwide, we’re spearheading rainforest monitoring and reforestation projects and managing rattan plantations.

Please meet our first karuun® farmers on the island of Kalimantan via the fairventures web map:

Pak Situ

Test area: 1.8 ha
Seedlings: 200
Planting: Jan. 2018

Pak Peterson

Test area: 1.3 ha
Seedlings: 300
Planting: Jan. 2018

If you like to know more about the good work of our cooperation partner Fairventures Worldwide please visit their website here.

Please meet our first karuun® farmers on the island of Kalimantan via the fairventures web map:

Pak Situ

Test area: 1.8 ha
Seedlings: 200
Planting: Jan. 2018

Pak Peterson

Test area: 1.3 ha
Seedlings: 300
Planting: Jan. 2018

If you like to know more about the good work of our cooperation partner Fairventures Worldwide please visit their website here.

Cases

karuun®’s innovative and award-winning character has attracted several well-known companies to cooperate with us for customised material development.

In order to give you a feeling for the areas of application, we would like to show you some of our cases: larger cooperations and applications in different fields.

The show case:
karuun® covers applications in areas such as the transportation sector, interior and furniture design and many more.

Cases

karuun®’s innovative and award-winning character has attracted several well-known companies to cooperate with us for customised material development.

In order to give you a feeling for the areas of application, we would like to show you some of our cases: larger cooperations and applications in different fields.

The show case:
karuun® covers applications in areas such as the transportation sector, interior and furniture design and many more.

Applications

karuun® defies classification and unlocks a wealth of innovative new applications in diverse areas such as the transportation sector,

interior and furniture design, sports industry, interaction design, and consumer goods to name but a few.

Applications

karuun® defies classification and unlocks a wealth of innovative new applications in diverse areas such as the transportation sector, interior and furniture design, sports industry, interaction design, and consumer goods to name but a few.

Co-Lab Network

caussa
Continental
elobau
europlac
fpt
Habisreutinger
holzrausch
Hymer
IngoMaurer
JLR
klafs
letsbesmart
Materfad
Materio
NIO
raumprobe
RSW
topakustik
triple2
vaude

Awards

gruenderpreisbw
germandesignaward
gruenderbuehne
interzumaward

Co-Lab Network

caussa
elobau
fpt
holzrausch
IngoMaurer
klafs
Materfad
NIO
RSW
triple2
Continental
europlac
Habisreutinger
Hymer
JLR
letsbesmart
Materio
raumprobe
topakustik
vaude

Awards

gruenderpreisbw
germandesignaward
gruenderbuehne
interzumaward

Shop

karuun® embodies a truly novel aesthetic character. The new and unique process enables customers to give the material almost any colour and form.

Please note:
We can only ship orders that exceed a certain purchase quantity. Contact us for more information!

This allows us to serve the needs of a variety of applications and branches.

 

We sell semi-finished products made of karuun® for individual material testings to see if it meets your needs. 

Shop

karuun® embodies a truly novel aesthetic character. The new and unique process enables customers to give the material almost any colour and form.

This allows us to serve the needs of a variety of applications and branches.

We sell semi-finished products made of karuun® for individual material testings to see if it meets your needs. 

Please note:
We can only ship orders that exceed a certain purchase quantity. Contact us for more information!

karuun® shine

Various thicknesses 
raw and unpolished

Formats:
3/5 mm x upon request

karuun® stripe

Various thicknesses 
with nonwoven coating, prepolished.

Formats:
0,6/0,8 x 330 x 2530mm

karuun® 3D

Various thicknesses and colours at choice,
with nonwoven backing, prepolished.

Dimension:
0,8 x 480 x requested lenght in mm

karuun® samples

Our sample box contains an extensive
selection of all karuun materials in
various colours, shapes and finishes.

Dimension:
3/5 x 300 x 1250 mm

karuun® shine

Various thicknesses raw and unpolished

Formats:
3/5 mm x upon request

karuun® stripe

Various thicknesses with nonwoven coating, prepolished.

Formats:
0,6/0,8 x 330 x 2530mm

karuun® 3D

Various thicknesses and colours at choice, with nonwoven backing, prepolished.

Dimension:
0,8 x 480 x requested lenght in mm

karuun® samples

Our sample box contains an extensive selection of all karuun materials in various colours, shapes and finishes.

Dimension:
3/5 x 300 x 1250 mm

karuun® lab

The karuun® lab is a digital workshop for all designers, architects and engineers who want to experiment with karuun® virtually or in real life in order to develop future-oriented products. Textures for CAD and 3D programs, data sheets and tutorials are available here.

We look forward to working with partners who want to support the development of karuun® as a valuable, intelligent and innovative material.

Information:
Please understand that we can only accompany projects with a high degree of implementation.

karuun® lab

The karuun® lab is a digital workshop for all designers, architects and engineers who want to experiment with karuun® virtually or in real life in order to develop future-oriented products. Textures for CAD and 3D programs, data sheets and tutorials are available here.

We look forward to working with partners who want to support the development of karuun® as a valuable, intelligent and innovative material.

Information:
Please understand that we can only accompany projects with a high degree of implementation.

karuun® Processing Technology

Our processing technique takes advantage of rattan’s characteristic vascular bundles, thus making it possible to treat the entire cross-section of rattan rods for the first time.

It is unique among processing techniques, as the treatment is carried out from the inside to the outside via the vasculature. This not only ensures the material is permeated effectively, but it also requires very little energy. It is possible to treat the material with active substances, which before now could not be effectively incorporated into the cell structure of conventional natural material types. 

If you want to experiment with karuun® please check out our shop here. We sell semi-finished products for individual tests to see if it meets your needs.

karuun® Processing Technology

Our processing technique takes advantage of rattan’s characteristic vascular bundles, thus making it possible to treat the entire cross-section of rattan rods for the first time.

It is unique among processing techniques, as the treatment is carried out from the inside to the outside via the vasculature. This not only ensures the material is permeated effectively, but it also requires very little energy. It is possible to treat the material with active substances, which before now could not be effectively incorporated into the cell structure of conventional natural material types. 

If you want to experiment with karuun® please check out our shop here. We sell semi-finished products for individual tests to see if it meets your needs.

karuun® Texture

With continued material research, the development of manufacturing processes, karuun® has potential to become relevant as a new and innovative natural non timber material.

Therefore we are looking forward to all the designers whom are willing to implement karuun® materials in their new design and creating new applications.

The surface bundle is available in different file formats on request and you can implement the texture in Cinema 4D, Rhino, Grasshopper and another program.

karuun® Texture

With continued material research, the development of manufacturing processes, karuun® has potential to become relevant as a new and innovative natural non timber material.

Therefore we are looking forward to all the designers whom are willing to implement karuun® materials in their new design and creating new applications.

The surface bundle is available in different file formats on request and you can implement the texture in Cinema 4D, Rhino, Grasshopper and another program.

Handling karuun® –
Tutorial and Data Sheets

The mechanical characteristics of karuun® products depend on the chemical composition of the surface and the type of backing. It is recommended that the purchaser perform prior testing, depending on the purpose and use, to optimize the result.

We recommend to download the datasheet or view our tutorial – the handling of karuun® may differ from conventional materials.

Handling karuun® –
Tutorial and Data Sheets

The mechanical characteristics of karuun® products depend on the chemical composition of the surface and the type of backing. It is recommended that the purchaser perform prior testing, depending on the purpose and use, to optimize the result.

We recommend to download the datasheet or view our tutorial – the handling of karuun® may differ from conventional materials.

Contact

out for space GmbH
Jägerstraße 23
88353 Kißlegg
Germany

+49 7563 913 8401 Tel.
+49 7563 913 8402 F

info@outforspace.com

If we can help you with anything or more information or if you have any special interest, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

We’d love to hear from you!

Contact

out for space GmbH
Jägerstraße 23
88353 Kißlegg
Germany

+49 7563 913 8401 Tel.
+49 7563 913 8402 F

info@outforspace.com

If we can help you with anything or more information or if you have any special interest, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

We’d love to hear from you!