What would products look like that are derived from a design practice that from the beginning bears in mind their later deconstruction in order to win back precious raw materials?

Components in lamps that both visually and physically can simply be separated are extinct with the conventional light bulb. Analogous to the decomposition of a such, in which a single shock is enough to expose the different materials, the decomposition of "brittle objects" is suggested: In the recycling plant "Brittle's" ceramic parts break and release the conductive grid structure as well as the various other electronic components, which then can be sorted out with the help of overflow magnet, etc. For this purpose, the dimensioning and design of the electrical components require special attention of the designer, where, according to common understanding, purchased parts only need to be "accommodated". The electronic components are thought of as a lattice structure similar to reinforced concrete. The use of a board is therefore not necessary. The ceramic tiles hold the components in place and and in some ways even interact with them. Hereby the number of required materials can be reduced and it makes it possible to maintain a high quality of materials to be recovered.

Diploma, Tutor: Prof. Mario Minale, Hansjerg Maier-Aichen