At the beginning of the year, Creative Industries Styria started the WOOD CRAFT CAMP together with Holzcluster Steiermark. Designers from the CIS network work closely with selected companies from the Styrian wood cluster to develop marketable products from wood processing residues. The entire process is accompanied and curated by experts.
At the kick-off at the beginning of February with a day trip to the participating carpentry companies, the ten participants were able to view and select materials, explore production possibilities and start the two-day workshop of the WOOD CRAFT CAMP with initial ideas at Messner Ges.m.b.H. in Lang at the end of February.
Together with the five carpenters, the designers dealt intensively with the possibilities of production, materials and marketability. Through joint discussion, cutting, grinding, milling, gluing, and wiring, a wide range of initial prototypes emerged, from classic home accessories to furniture made from leftover materials to experimental fashion approaches.
The more than twenty new product concepts, accompanied and supported by experts, will now be further developed in the next step to the series prototype/serial product and the results will be presented to the public in the Design Month Graz 2023 in the context of an exhibition at the Designforum Steiermark.