Luisa Kahlfeldt is a product and furniture designer based in Berlin, Germany. After graduating with a First Class (Hons) Bachelor’s in Industrial Design from Central Saint Martins in London, Luisa spent three years working as a designer for Barber Osgerby.
In 2014, Luisa was awarded with a Designer in Residence scholarship from the Bauhaus Foundation in Dessau and the IKEA Foundation Germany. In 2018, she won the Fondation USM Design Grant.
Project: Sumo Diaper
The sumo diaper is a reusable cloth diaper designed by École cantonale d’art de Lausanne university student, Luisa Kahlfeldt, which is a sustainable diaper alternative for babies. It is created from 100 per cent SeaCell and was created in collaboration with the renowned German Institute of Textile and Fibre Research (DITF).
The SeaCell fabric is made from seaweed and gives the sumo diaper non-allergenic features and is very soft, which is great for comfort. It also has skin-caring properties which see an active exchange of material between the fibre and skin.