The Snowboard and new school ski sections of the Munich Ispo (pretty much the only interesting parts) were for the most part full of very bright, really fun illustrative graphics. There was a parralel Eco design forum going on with some interesting speakers, as well as a good dose of bullsh!t. I have some quite strong opinions on the whole deal which I wont go into right now but there were a few really cool products on display too. One of the real standouts was The Waldmeister bike. The wood core of the frame is made of beech, a domestically grown, renewable material acting as a C02 sink by removing more than 3,500 litres of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. The plywood layers of the frame — up to 100 of them — are carefully put together by hand in a process that takes much more time than automatic production but is also more energy efficient. The glue holding together the layers of plywood is water-based and ecologically harmless.
The bike was finished with amazing attention to detail and looked so trick. You can read more about it here.