Form follows Material

A material-based design for an automotive dashboard with karuun® offers unique composition features and a groundbreaking design.

karuun® Dashboard for Green Mobility

The combination of customisation and innovation is crucial today to meet the demands of the evolving automotive industry. By using sustainable materials like karuun®, suppliers can contribute to actively shaping the future of mobility.

Celine Griguhn is pursuing this approach in her Bachelor’s thesis. She is designing a component for a car interior, in which the sustainable and innovative Nature Tech Material karuun® stripe natura raw serves as a real alternative to plastic in the decoration. karuun® is characterized by a flawless and uniform surface. It is also ideal for integrating innovative and informative light sources, as the Nature Tech Material has translucent properties. Additionally, the very thin karuun® veneer allows for hidden sensor control integration.

This sustainable design takes into account economic, social, cultural, and environmental aspects, contributing to the long-term protection of the rainforest and the indigenous people of Indonesia. It encourages conscious consideration of sustainable design and its impact on people and the environment.

karuun® Dashboard for Green Mobility
karuun® Dashboard for Green Mobility

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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.

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karuun® stripe

The first rattan veneer – Ideal for use as a surface or postforming elements and for coating all types of substrates.

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karuun® 3D

3D veneer for dimensionally-stable spherical objects from the size of a button to large, deep-drawn components.

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A translucent material that is permeable to light and air, with exceptional stability, formability and feel.

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karuun® block

Made from the trunk of the rattan palm karuun® block perfectly unite form and function.

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