"RE-HEMPATION EXHIBITION AT VIENNA DESIGN WEEK 2023 - REDISCOVERING THE POTENTIAL OF ANNUAL PLANTS FOR A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE
During this year's edition of Vienna Design Week 2023 , a revolutionary exhibition will be unveiled, showcasing the potential of hemp, flax, and other annual plants as ecological alternatives to traditional materials used in the timber, furniture, and food sectors. The exhibition responds to the environmental crisis and presents pioneering technologies developed by Green Lanes and VANK in collaboration with Husarska Design. These technologies allow for the use of annual plants in furniture production, interior finishes, and construction while simultaneously providing raw materials for other industries such as food, textiles, and nutraceuticals.
Reuse and zero waste solutions in award-winning project School for Ukrainian Children — an interview with the creators
In 2022, during the war in Ukraine, we contributed as donors to a two-month project for the School for Ukrainian Children in Warsaw. The school, created by XYstudio in partnership with Magda Garncarek, includes 11 classrooms accommodating 300 students. The office building was adapted to accommodate two psychological offices, administrative rooms, common areas, and rest areas. The school was a grassroots initiative, with the participation of many companies and volunteers. We helped by providing recycled furniture such as poufs, chairs, and tables, using colorful leftover fabrics and components from previous orders that would have otherwise gone to waste. The school is not only pupil-friendly, but also environmentally friendly.
VANK at ORGATEC 2022 with motto WELLBIOING
We are extremely happy that this year's VANK idea has been met with so much interest and positive response. The motto of WELLBIOING reflects our way to employee wellbeing and natural surroundings in interiors, which, as it turns out, is the most needed today. It is also our new story of bioeconomics, photosynthesis and green offices of the future. We hope to continue telling and creating it together.