Pilot project: Industrialised eco-design of an operating armrest
elobau stands for innovative, sustainable products and state-of-the art system solutions. A renewable, biodegradable raw material was needed for a pilot project whose objective was to develop a new type of operating armrest. The underlying question being asked here was “What if we ran out of plastic tomorrow?”
And the best answer? karuun®.
karuun® surfaces run the entire length of the operating armrest, housing the controls and protecting the electronics. The built-in stainless steel frame guarantees stability, while karuun® sees to the charming good looks – and a good feeling for people and the environment.
“Having both materials clearly on show makes for an independent, striking and new design. With its lightness and its lines, we have created a new type of operating armrest that will stand out from the status quo in a sustainable way.”
Max Kromer, elobau
More about the Nature Tech Materials used
karuun® stripe and karuun®block.
View all cases & news
Browse the latest cases and news, and discover fresh karuun® solutions.
Explore more cases:
The wfh-DeskHome office, sweet home office: the working world is changing – and so is the WFH Desk!Lösung anschauen
The surfboard, reinventedAn organic plastic alternative shouldn’t just be fun for Mother Nature, right? Thank You, karuun® surfboard!Lösung anschauen
N.O.S.W. bread bin made out of karuun®The karuun® bread box asks, ‘who wants to keep their bread in a plastic container anyway?’Lösung anschauen
karuun® is leading a revolution in the material world. An energy-efficient process transforms the natural structure of the rattan palm into an inimitable high-tech material that is both sustainable and commercially profitable.
Ideal for use as a surface or postforming elements and for coating all types of substrates.
Dimensionally-stable spherical objects from the size of a button to large, deep-drawn components.
A light material that is permeable to light and air and has excellent stability, formability and feel.
Made from the trunk of the rattan palm karuun® block perfectly unite form and function.