︎THE NEW RAW_Designers_NL

The Hybrid Lab partners from left to right are: Foteini Setaki, Panos Sakkas, Du Zhang, Léa Cadieux, Justina Fałdzińska, Miłosz Dąbrowski, Esther de Bruijn, Professor Dr. Ian Biscoe, and Professor Dr. Annika Frye.


The TRANS REALITIES LAB (TRL) is a laboratory of the past, present and future; one that transcends realities, disciplines, and perspectives. It is imagined and developed by Dr Biscoe and his research team, is a hybrid digital environment for research, and a space for students to engage with research facilities, and approaches informed by the exploration of new technologies. A transdisciplinary approach is key to all activities in the lab. Together, they examine how XR and Al can foster new methodologies to support collaborative practice across disciplines and geographies. Increasing complexities in digitally mediated and hybridised realities presents both challenges and opportunities to traditional modes of user interaction and navigation. The lab supports practical and theoretical approaches to testing new roles for the designer.

Research lead : Dr Professor Ian Biscoe, Research coordinator : Léa Cadieux, Research assistant : Zak S. Lennard, 3D artist : Lizzy van Gelder with the participation of XR officer Esther de Bruijn



UAUPROJECT is a design studio based in Warsaw, Poland. Founded by Justyna Fałdzińska & Miłosz Dąbrowski. They specialise in creating unique and innovative functional art pieces using 3D printing technology. Their work combines a high level of craftsmanship with cutting-edge technology, resulting in visually stunning and functional pieces that push the boundaries of what is possible with 3D printing. The studio has gained international recognition for their work, and their pieces can be found in galleries, museums, and private collections around the world.

Designer and 3D printers : Justyna Fałdzińska  & Miłosz Dąbrowski


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 transfor plastic waste into beautiful and meaningful products that are 100% circular.

Designer and 3D printers : Panos Sakkas, Foteini Setaki &