Bio ︎

The New Raw crafts plastic waste with robots.


The New Raw is a research and design studio based in
Rotterdam (Netherlands) founded in 2015 by architects Panos Sakkas and Foteini Setaki with the ambition to give new life to discarded materials through design, robots and craftsmanship.

The New Raw develops its own (digital) craftsmanship techniques through a formal and technical language that highlights the texture and the layer-by-layer character of its in-house robotic manufacturing process. The exploration of the possibilities that the robotic techniques provide transform
plastic waste into beautiful and meaningful products that are 100% circular. 

Selected ︎


2021/ Plastic Fantastic @MoscowDesignMuseum
2021/ Kunst & Kunststof @ Museum De Domijnen
2020/ Print3D @  CosmoCaixa Foundation 
2018 / 
Second Nature @Aikaterini Laskaridi Foundation.
2018/ Framelab @ Amsterdam
2017 / Tour De Ville: Circulaire Innovaties & Makkindustrie @ Amsterdam Gemeente (NL).
2017 / 3D Printing the world @ Foundation Telefonica, Madrid (ES).
2017 / Tomorrows @ Onassis Cultural Center, Athens (GR).

Nominations & awards

2021/ Dezeen Design Award - Winner.
2021/ Hans Sauer Award
- Winner.
2020/ RoPlastic Prize - Industrial Design - Winner.
2020 /
Kaldewei Future Award by AW- Winner.
2019 / Dezeen- category: Sustainable Design - Longlisted.
2019 / Guiltless Plastic award- category: Conscious Design Project - Finalist.
2018 /
Fast Company - category: Urban Design - TOP 10 nomination.
2018 / Plastics Recycling Award Europe - category: Best Building & Construction Product - TOP 5 nomination.

Collaborations ︎

Municipality of Amsterdam, Coca-Cola in Greece, Ogilvy Greece, Adidas, Unilever, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Metropolitan Solution, TU Delft, Municipality of Thessaloniki, Revive, BlueCycle, S+T+ARTS, IBM, Climate-KIC, ...