January 1970

Materialica Design + Technology Award

The great demand on intelligent materials, manufacturing methods, degree of innovation and design quality has helped the Materialica Design + Technology Award become a recognized design prize. The excellent submissions handed in by the winners of the Materialica Design + Technology Award prove that they can excel in material-driven fields of technology with their excellent product design. We won the award for Benu PET. Benu PET: In a pioneering technological process empty PET bottles are transformed into yarns. A strict quality check controls the production of yarns. Only the best yarns will be colored, woven, and finally, in accordance with their designated function, finished. The surprising result is a recycled polyester yarn of the finest quality. The Christian Fischbacher Benu PET fabrics are further treated with a special, ecologically sound NanoTex finishing, which provides a unique hydrophobic surface. This makes the fabrics moisture and stain resistant. Made of 100% PET bottles.