An exhibition designed for Rhein Design 2007 in collaboration with BASF and IDEO.

Using ‘Ultrason’, a new heat resistant material developed by BASF, the chemical company, designers at Ideo designed five concept products to explore new ways of using products that heat up. They are a hairdryer, toaster, clothes hanger, kettle and lamp.

In the summer of 2007 Ideo and BASF wanted to exhibit them in the Rhein Design festival in Cologne. They asked the students of Köln International School of Design to design an exhibition space to present the products, the 'Heat book' and material samples.

In one month, 12 students designed and made the exhibition based on the theme ‘heat’.


animation showing the phases of the project

The five products on display: the travel hairdryer, toaster, lamp, clothes hanger, and kettle.

Köln International School of Design, April - July 2007, tutor: Professor Günter Horntrich