The Material Design Lab is an interdisciplinary space where science and design meet in the exploration and understanding of materials.

We believe the key to innovation lies in cross-disciplinary collaborations and therefore we make an effort to work with a variety of professionals from both research and industry.

The Material Design Lab is part of KEA – Copenhagen School of Design & Technology.



Join us for this in-depth workshop to explore the biodiversity of natural dye colour palettes of Copenhagen. It will be held from Thursday 13th to Sunday 20th of September.
You will learn to cook with colour from the unique Nordic early autumn colour palette. Highlighting locally available materials and ingredients, we’ll experiment with and dye an array of naturally sourced colours and plant dyed textiles. Our workshop will include special foraging field trips to learn about edible dye-producing plants in the wild, as well as collaborations with local and seasonal urban sources of colour from an abundance of weeds and waste. On the last day of our course, we will create and share a delicious meal made together- exploring the seasonal colour and taste palette of Copenhagen – highlighting the biodiversity of colours made with the same ingredients!

PLACE: Material Design Lab, Guldbergsgade 29N
COST: 4.500DKK

To sign up please send an email to and we will be in touch. We have limited places for this workshop so do not delay!

For more information on the program, go to our Facebook page: KEA – Material Design Lab



Material Design Lab will be part of the Disruptive Innovation Festival 2017. You can now watch the session titled ‘The Future of Materials in a Circular Economy’ on demand on the DIF website and you can also join us for the Q&A session on Wednesday 22 November at 10:00 (GMT) and ask us your material questions.



Material Design Lab was honoured in the Design Education Initiative category of the 2015 Core77 Design Awards as a Professional Noteable. LEARN MORE