grape lab

Seoul, 
Korea (South)
http://thegrapelab.org
  • Booth: 5444


Grape Lab is a sustainable design lab which makes various experiments to solve environmental and social issues
from a design point of view. We especially focus on wasted resources and vulnerable people in marginal areas
of our society. Our products are carefully designed, focusing on how to upcycle materials that are constantly
trashed and how to replace plastic and environmentally harmful household goods that dominate our everyday
lives with better, sustainable products.


 Show Specials

  • (Jan 27, 2019)
    Take a photo at Grape Lab's booth #5444 at hall 1E, upload it to your social media with the hashtags #g.stand, #grapelab, #nss2019 and we'll give you a mini g.stand for free! 
  • As an NSS special, if you order $100 of products while in Booth 5444, Hall 1E, we will give you a 10% discount on your purchase! 

 Press Releases

  • Sustainable design lab, grape lab

    We are grape lab, a sustainable design lab which is doing various experiments to solve environmental and social issues from a design point of view.

    We focus mainly on wasted resources and vulnerable people in marginal areas of our society. We care about every step of our product’s lifecycle, use minimal resources and technology and, eliminate unnecessary elements.

     Our lab is a discrimination-free environment. Young people with intellectual disabilities are a vital part of our team – their diverse talents and skills are what gives life to our products.

    Our products

    g.stand

    g.stand is an eco-friendly book stand as light as a piece of paper. It is made with a single sheet of 100% recycled paper, without any bonding, or chemical coating.

    The fascinating origami structure makes it sturdy enough to support even a laptop computer, and when folded, small enough to fit in a handbag.

    We also collaborate with artists with disabilities for the g.stand art edition. Our goal is to continue working with vulnerable people, giving them better opportunities for exposure, and creating a profitable platform for them.

    g.planner

    g.planner is made using 12 varieties of wood-free, recycled papers. Each month brings a different texture, color, and story. The planner's no binding design allows it to be opened into a full-size calendar for a monthly view.

    g.planner was not made to be left inside a drawer. Its pocket-sized design is perfect to be carried around every time, everywhere. Use it to plan your yearly goals, your next trip or to track daily activities.

    page light

    page light is an eco-friendly bookmark made using wood scraps from carpenter shops, wood-free traditional Korean paper and powered by solar energy to shine endlessly.

    page light makes every story glow, like a magical book. Use it as a reading lamp as well as a mood light. Pick the perfect page design to fit your lifestyle.

    Our services

    sustainable design consulting

    At grape lab, we also offer sustainable design solutions for brands. We specialize in products made using eco-friendly materials and origami-like folding structures.

    Our studio’s showroom in Seoul has a library of eco-friendly materials and a gallery of sustainable products for public consultation.

    art & upcycling workshops

    The participants take one step further on understanding the environmental problems and experience the process of creating solutions.

    During the workshops, seeing different styles and points of view help everyone connect and creates synergy.


 Products

  • grape lab | g.stand
    Lightweight, portable book stand and laptop holder – made using a single sheet of paper with origami folding technique....

  • g.stand is one of the paper products made by the grape lab, sustainable design lab. We designed it using just one piece of recycled paper. To minimize environmental effects, we use small amounts of cutting, bonding, and ink.

    • Lightweight – As light as a piece of paper
    • Geometric folding Structure – It is stable and firmly supports a book or laptop up to 5 kg (11 lb).
    • Eco-friendly – It’s made from 100% recyclable paper without chemical bonding or coating.
    • Portable – When folded, it fits in most bags perfectly. So You can carry it anywhere with you!
    • Made in South Korea.
  • grape lab | g.planner
    Pocket-sized planners, set of 12 months – diaries made without binding and with various recycled papers....

  • g.planner is made from recycled, wood-free papers folded as diaries without a need for binding.
    Globally, trees are being cut down for paper, you can spare our beautiful trees by using this planner.

    • Pocket-sized notebooks  (80x110cm - aprox. 31"x 43")
    • Can be used as planner, sketchbook or calendar
    • No binding or glues, the notebook is made a folding technique
    • Different colors, textures and paper stories for every month
  • grape lab | page.light
    Cozy, solar-powered portable reading light, can also be used as a desk decoration...

  • page.light is a solar-powered reading light created by grape lab, sustainable design lab. It was made using wood waste and 100% recycled Korean paper (han-ji). Since the main point of this product is to promote upcycling of materials, there are no similar pages, each one comes from a different wood. As an action to help able artists to gain more visibility, we've created a special version that uses these artists' drawings. 

    • Portable – Small-sized and lightweight
    • Rechargeable – Solar light or indoor lights can be used
    • Stylish design
    • Social cause and environmentally friendly

 Additional Info

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