August 12, 2016

Smart Living Space concept from BASF transforms home of tomorrow

  • The Living Space concept in 40-feet container displays possible living scenarios for the citizens of tomorrow, focusing on the trends and challenges for 2020 
  • Living Space concept developed with Chris Lefteri Design, a globally renowned material design studio
  • BASF at 2016 Taipei PLAS: Booth I0306, 1F, Nangang Exhibition Center, August 12-16

Taipei, Taiwan – August 12, 2016 – BASF will unveil “Materials changing your home: the Living Space concept” during 2016 Taipei PLAS from August 12 – 16, 2016. A 40-feet container will showcase at Booth I0306, Nangang Exhibition Center, the design concept features the use of innovative materials by BASF in furniture, consumer electronics, and appliances.

The Living Space concept was developed in cooperation with Chris Lefteri Design, looking at trends, challenges and possible living scenarios for the citizens of tomorrow, at different stages of life.

Innovative materials enabling future designs and functionalities

“We are going to go through a huge change not just in relation to new types of plastics but in the role they have in the products we live with,” said Chris Lefteri, Head of Chris Lefteri Design and an internationally recognized leading authority on the application of materials in design. “The Living Space concept demonstrates how materials enable designs and functionalities in future living to increase comfort, health and connectivity in a world that becomes more and more global.”

Materials on display in the living space concept range from innovative, functional plastic materials to surface solutions for different haptics, colors, and finishes.

Showcase is a source of inspiration and idea generation of how to enhance the living space of the future

Visitors of the Living Space concept will be taken on a journey from youth to silver age, experiencing how the home is adapting to the inhabitants’ needs.

“The Living Space concept provides a platform to discuss future trends and their influence on urban living. Designers and material developers are always on the look-out for innovative materials and ideas on how to enhance the homes of the future, and we wanted to create a thought provoking space that engages and inspires them,” says Andy Postlethwaite, Senior Vice President, Performance Materials Asia Pacific.

At 2016 Taipei PLAS, BASF will showcase a wide range of innovative materials and applications in various industries, including Automotive, Construction, Consumer Electronics, Food Packaging, Home and Living, Metal Injection Molding, Sports and Leisure, Medical applications.


About Chris Lefteri Design

Chris Lefteri is widely recognised as one of the leading experts working in the field of materials & design. His studio, Chris Lefteri Design, has locations in London, Seoul and Singapore and has worked with bluechip corporations and major design studios across Europe, the US and Asia, implementing a broad range of strategies for effective materials integration in the design process. The studio has a distinctive expertise that germinates new approaches in automotive, packaging, sports, furniture, consumer electronics. His client list includes: Lenovo, Google, BMW, Staples, LG Electronics, Philips, Logitech, Huawei & VW. The studio also works with major material suppliers such as Corning Glass, UPM, Dow Corning and Exxon Mobil helping them to communicate more effectively with design industry and find new markets. Further information at

About BASF Greater China

BASF has been a committed partner to Greater China since 1885. With major investments in Shanghai, Nanjing and Chongqing, BASF is the largest foreign investor in China’s chemical industry and maintains the BASF Asia Pacific Innovation Campus (Shanghai) as a global and regional research and development hub.  BASF posted sales of over €5.7 billion in 2015 to customers in Greater China and employed approximately 8,400 people as of the end of that year. For further information, please visit

About BASF

At BASF, we create chemistry for a sustainable future. We combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. The approximately 112,000 employees in the BASF Group work on contributing to the success of our customers in nearly all sectors and almost every country in the world. Our portfolio is organized into five segments: Chemicals, Performance Products, Functional Materials & Solutions, Agricultural Solutions and Oil & Gas. BASF generated sales of more than €70 billion in 2015. BASF shares are traded on the stock exchanges in Frankfurt (BAS), London (BFA) and Zurich (AN). Further information at

Last Update August 12, 2016