deSter Triumphs with Multiple Wins at German Design Awards 2024

Neu-Isenburg, Germany, 31 January 2024 – deSter, a global leader in sustainable and innovative food packaging and serviceware for the travel and foodservice sectors, proudly announces its outstanding success at the German Design Awards 2024. Recognized for excellence in design and sustainability, deSter has secured top honors in three categories under the esteemed “Excellent Product Design.”

The German Design Award, presented by the prestigious German Design Council, is renowned globally for its discerning evaluation of design excellence across various industries. Since 2012, the awards have showcased significant design trends and celebrated outstanding achievements.

deSter’s noteworthy accomplishments at the German Design Awards 2024 include:

– Winner in the Category “Excellent Product Design – Eco Design” for Pressed Board Paper Cutlery

– Winner in the Category “Excellent Product Design – Eco Design” for Etihad Reusable Economy Concept

– Special Mention in the Category “Excellent Product Design – Tabletop” for Bento Box Re-invented

Pressed Board Paper Cutlery

deSter’s commitment to sustainability shines through in the innovative Pressed Board Paper Cutlery, a patented development that combines environmental friendliness with functionality. Crafted from 100% recyclable and compostable board, sourced locally to reduce global supply chains, the paper cutlery offers an eco-conscious alternative to single-use plastics. Elevating the dining experience with its comfortable feel, it represents deSter’s dedication to setting new standards in design and materials.

Etihad Reusable Economy Concept

In collaboration with Etihad, deSter introduces a groundbreaking reusable concept for Economy class dining. This closed-loop system eliminates single-use plastics, minimizing waste while maintaining a high-class dining experience. Aligned with the circular economy principles of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, this innovative tableware ensures products are reused for as long as possible and recycled at the end of their lifecycle, embodying sustainable elegance and functionality in every detail.

Bento Box Re-invented

deSter’s Bento Box Re-invented redefines onboard dining with a space-saving, multifunctional concept inspired by Nordic design and Japanese perfectionism. Designed for on-the-go convenience, it reduces space and weight by up to 50%, contributing to a lower CO2 footprint. The “sandwich function” of two identical trays creates a perfect trolley-sized solution on airplanes, eliminating the need for disposable lids and providing a delightful “moment of opening” for passengers.

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About deSter

deSter, a gategroup member, is a leading provider of innovative and sustainable food packaging and serviceware concepts to the aviation, hospitality and foodservice industries.

The company combines over 40 years of manufacturing expertise with the latest developments in product design. deSter has production units in Hoogstraten (BE), Lima (US) and Prachinburi (TH), in addition to global sales offices.