Mercedes Benz VISION AVTR 

A visionary concept that rethinks e-mobility. This calls for a radically sustainable approach – this calls for karuun®.

In a certain way, in the VISION AVTR Mercedes Benz has reinvented the car. The ideas for the interior, exterior and UX which have found their way into the overarching design concept aren’t simply new. They’re also rather revolutionary. Alongside the batteries’ compostable cell chemistry and the vegan leather used for the seats, the nature tech material karuun® made of rattan is in excellent company here.

A pioneering concept car
fitted with new, eco-friendly
material technologies.

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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.

rattan veneer - karuun® stripe

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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3D Furnier - karuun® 3D

karuun® 3D

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

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karuun® shine

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

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Blockware - karuun® block

karuun® block

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

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