Studio Sinn Ästhetik

Sensetainable _

Re-defining Industry with Design


„Sensetainable“* is a playful approach of young design-driven companies from Berlin to showcase new co-creation concepts. The group of companies behind Sensetainable, represented by „Innovative Light Printing System“ - Madeleine Marquardt, „SinnAesthetik“ - Jihye Kang and Victor Gonzalez, „urban:eden“ - Paulina Grebenstein, „Cooking New Material“ - Youyang Song as well as „Coffee Composer“ - Xinyue Yang and Antonia Nandori, pursues to demonstrate experimental, interactive developments that involve the user into a manufacturing process, make the user a co-developer and motivate the user to change the status quo.

Madeleine Marquardt

Innovative Light Printing System _

printig with light

The INNOVATIVE LIGHT PRINTING SYSTEM was developed to generate repeat-free patterns on fabric. The light serves as a drawing tool. 

A variability in designs is possible by controlling the speed of action and radiation intensity. The high recognition value lies in the multitude of shades of blue which are possible with this process. The aim is to revolutionise conventional textile printing, which is designed for two-dimensional surfaces, and to see ILPS as an answer to the progressive establishment of 3D printing in the textile industry. 

In cooperation with the Saxon Textile Research Institute in Chemnitz (STFI), initial tests have already been successfully carried out to test approaches in light control with the latest laser technology. The process is to be used as a textile finishing tool - especially in prototyping - to enable resource-saving surface designs.

Madeleine Marquardt

Youyang Song

Cooking New Materials _

biodegradable new material from food wastes

“Cooking new materials” is an independently developed technique which aims to process bio-waste into a soft but yet robust leather-like material. The seemingly useless food wastes will reborn with a second life. Banana and orange peel or soy-milk are combined with a natural binding agent as the substrate. The resulting composite is fully biodegradable and can be easily reused after the re-cooking process. It is a 100% bio-degradable, zero waste natural product. Moreover, the bio-material provides similar toughness, durability and water resistance as normal leather material.

With access to various manufacturing options such as laser cutting, laser dyeing, laser printing, embroidery, weaving, knitting, 3D printing and modelling, the material is being exploited and displays great potential in various design and constructive perspectives. The material’s exemplary performance offers new design possibilities, as well as new commercial implementations. 

On top of that, our focus is not only in practicability but also the aesthetics and nature of environment-friendly. Our material sets a new insights and outlooks for modern lifestyles, proper of those who want to fully enjoy the products they use on a daily basis in complete respect for the environment.

Youyang Song

Paulina Grebenstein

urban:eden lab _

adapting cities to climate change and human needs

urban:eden stands for integrative design concepts in the field of urban climate adaptation. The modern city needs a holistic planning approach, in which different measures in the field of infrastructure are rethought conceptually, operationally and economically. Design methods promote new interdisciplinary approaches and are used at urban:eden in particular for the modernization of previously dysfunctional and separately planned infrastructures in public spaces. The focus is on the holistic combination of climate adaptation measures, the challenges of city growth and the quality of urban life.

One example of how the design method can be applied is the concept of the flood water cycle path. It combines the development of bicycle infrastructure with local rainwater drainage and emergency runoff. By constructing modular elements from drainage concrete and runoff channels, the rainwater can either percolate into the ground or is lead to natural filters in parks or floating in the urban rivers during a heavy cloudburst. This relieves the load on the mixed water system, protects the water bodies and restores a more natural water cycle. Additionally, the floating filters clean the urban rivers itself and it allows swimming in them. Wherever we create enough space in the streetscape urban wetlands can also be integrated which serve as street furniture and provide storage of water to cool the city by evaporation. 

These are the first of many measures to come that will contribute to climate adaptation and the quality of urban life.

Paulina Grebenstein

Antonia Nandori, Xinyue Yang

Coffee Composer _

a playfull way to create your own recipe

Coffee consumption on the go increasingly relies on self-service. Starbucks-style chain outlets make us stand in line to order; our workplace cafeteria requires us to operate an automated machine. While this optimizes the process for the organisation who sell the coffee, for the consumer, it becomes ever more tiresome. We spend longer queueing, are under pressure to speed up our order, and know very little about the product they will receive. This amounts to a dissatisfactory user experience, one which falls far short of traditional café service. 

Coffee Composer puts the fun back into self-service. This service design concept enriches the interaction for consumers, making the most of what humans do best: the creative and tactile parts of the process. A range of color-coded ‘tokens’ symbolize possible

ingredients (such as milk and sugar), offering users greater transparency and autonomy to choose what ends up in their coffee. A glass cup makes it easy for users to comprehend the custom combination of ingredients as they are dispensed.

The selection process begins earlier, meaning queue time is used more effectively, as customers get to pick and stack their preferred elements to create their ideal hot beverage. The automated coffee machine intuitively ‘reads’ their order, converting each token into its corresponding ingredient in consecutive order. The communication between the automated machine and human user becomes more subtle and enjoyable.

Coffee Composer demonstrates that increased automation need not result in a banal and laboured interaction between user and machine - it should instead free us humans up to pursue activities we enjoy.

Antonia Nandori, Xinyue Yang,,


Underglaze Drawing Machine for Ceramic _

individualized digital drawing on ceramic

In these times, where individuality becomes more and more important and many daily things are fastly getting digitalized, various production methods continue to emerge. There are various drawing techniques for ceramic. Specially the Studio Sinn Ästhetik introduces a drawing machine that is able to draw on ceramic surface using underglaze colours. This is a method for producing a single unique object or semi-mass production, which allows vector graphics to be precisely drawing on porcelain and stoneware surface according to the consumer’s desire. 

STUDIO SINN ÄSTHETIK is a design studio based in Berlin. Their projects explore the symbiosis of art, interactive objects and the development of material work processes with a focus on human senses. The philosophy of them is the balance between poetry and function as well as simplicity and playfulness. 

Studio Sinn Ästhetik