LISBON exhibition 01-28|12

BIODESIGN is a design experimentation initiative that aims to explore and experiment with renewable biological materials and technologies in product design in the context of a circular bio economy. The BIODESIGN exhibition in Lisbon, during the CIM / Municipality of Lisbon Pop Up Design Store, presents content related with this subject from several points of view, which we invite you to explore while visiting.

The intrinsic theme of BIODESIGN is the world of biological materials and the state-of-the-art of innovation in this field, which utilize materials and ingredients of plant or animal origin as basis for the development of renewable and sustainable composites with reduced environmental impact.

The project considers geographical ecosystems from which materials are derived as a conceptual metaphor and reflection of design’s role in the global challenge to minimize climate change: algae and seashell calcium carbonate from oceans; cork from the Mediterranean forest; mycelium from temperate climates, and wild rubber from tropical rain forests, are some examples which you are invited to explore at the BIODESIGN exhibition.

BIODESIGN is an initiative promoted by SUSDESIGN studio and co-funded by the Portuguese General Arts Directorate from the Portuguese Ministry of Culture, with the support of Lisbon Municipality / CIM / Fablab Lisboa and Oporto University.


Largo de São Julião nº10 (à Praça do Município de Lisboa)


22nd November – 28th December 2018: 10h – 20h (everyday)

Closed on Wednesdays.


Cocktail Party: 1st December: 17h – 21h.

OPEN DAYS with the Designers / Live Demonstrations: 10h – 20h

  • 22nd and 23rd Nov 2018
  • 30th Nov and 1st of Dec 2018
  • 20th and 21st of Dec 2018