around the world
The design exhibition Pure Gold – Upcycled! Upgraded! initiated by ifa (Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen, or the institute for international relations) is an international touring exhibition presenting 76 pieces by 53 designers from 7 regions in the world at 20 venues over the period of 10 years.
At every venue of the tour, ifa invites local designers to develop new methods and
show their upcycling techniques together with Pure Gold.
Get involved and try it yourself
See what the participants of São Paulo made!
Not enough space in the closet? Take a look at your garbage to come up with this stylish idea!
It's gettin' hot in here!
See how a bottle transforms into a serving dish for anything you can imagine.
This contribution from a chef shows us how we can make a small cooker in any situation. Yummy!
How does a mechanism work? This Upcycable makes otherwise unseen things visible.
Coffee lover? Here's a clever idea for your rubbish.
Incredibly simple and smart at the same time. This kind of a shovel can be made from almost every leftover container!
Now you can look forward to a pipe burst!
Because now you know that this designer piece will be the result.
Quickly need a helping stand? Here you can learn how to create one.
No ball at hand when you need one? Make your own super quick and easy from the bottoms of old plastic bottles.
Sustainable building blocks that magically make plastic waste disappear.
Do you still remember the 70s with its rounded shapes? If you also see a potential revival here, then copy this. If not, any other shape will do it too 😉
Once useful and protective, masks became rubbish. But with just a little bit of heat, a new value can be created that holds a lot of potential.
Ever tried to use plastic bottles as connectors?
Here is the how-to!
One of the most original upcycling strategies reuses beverage cans. Learn here how to remove their tops super easily and quickly.
There's always a reason for a new handbag! However, a sustainable reason seems to be the best one.
WORLD TOUR STATIONS
Instituto Tomie Ohtake
Vargas Museum Manila
Heritage Space Hanoi
The Secretariat / Ministers' Building
Thailand Creative and Design Center
Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe