Désirée Malessa

Secretopia Research


Guest enjoying the sixth course during A La Mano -

I am a graduate Product Designer with focus on material research, product - and conceptual design.

Sustainability is the main focus of my design process. In my opinion, products should not be made for single-use but should be designed to be long-lasting and easy to fix. As a material designer, I am passionate about experimenting with waste materials as a raw material for new designs. I see the human body as a sustainable source for raw materials. By making use of things we tend to get rid of, like hair, nails, teeth or bodily fluids, I am able to come up with materials that are unique, sustainable and have a personal background. 

I am happy to be a part of Mediamatic because it is enables me to connect with likeminded people who are equally enthusiastic about art, design and science