Articles tagged Materials

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Future Mobility: Penny Webb transforms ambient noise into signals or soothing sounds

Five designers and creators present their ideas for the vehicle of the future: Penny Webb dreams up a sonically responsive material that reshapes car acoustics.

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Redefining imitation materials, Jorge Penadés restructures leather

Madrid – In Frame 122, we look at surfaces and materials that are not what they seem: from Kengo Kuma’s hardwood veneers to Onno Adriaanse’s foam shelving.

Billboard: LEEDLeaf - US Green Building Council
Billboard: LEEDLeaf - US Green Building Council
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Showhouse clubhouse: Reinventing the showroom

FIORANO MODENESE, Italy – Architecture and interior design studio Area-17 rethinks social spaces for the new Iris Ceramica and FMG Fabbrica Marmi e Graniti showroom.

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Transforming building materials into unexpected furniture

OBJECTS – Creatives are repurposing building materials to bridge architecture and product design with an array of noteworthy and unexpected pieces of furniture.

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Joy and other expressions of the new wave of ceramics

OBJECTS – In his latest book New Wave Clay, Tom Morris breaks down the liberalizing force revitalizing ceramic design.

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Metals set the mood at Milan Design Week

MILAN – Chemetal is using their collection of embossed anodized metals to resurface the spaces of hospitality and retail.

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The touch of gold in Italo Bassi’s latest restaurant

Sardinia, Italy – The renowned Italian chef’s new ConFusion restaurant in Porto Cervo is dramatic, luxurious, and surprisingly practical – thanks to Neolith Calacatta Gold.

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It’s not shearling – the surprising industrial material in this Opening Ceremony store

New York City – Patrik Ervell repurposes an unexpected material for Opening Ceremony, echoing the aesthetic of the autumn collection.

Billboard: Simon Architecture Prize
Billboard: Simon Architecture Prize
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Joris Laarman on exhibit: the ornamental functionality of robotic design

NEW YORK CITY – To see ‘frozen, functional poems’ of the industrial era transforming into the digital future, look no further than Joris Laarman: Design in the Digital Age.

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Glowing Metals add gleam and glamour to contemporary interiors

MATERIALS – Chemetal brings interior spaces to life with Glowing Metals, an energetic collection of 36 new metal designs and laminates.

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Mark A-to-Z: T is for Timber

There are ample good reasons to build in timber. As well as its aesthetic qualities, it is one of the most sustainable resources available to the industry.

Minima | Maxima by Marc Fornes, THEVERYMANY. Photo NAARO
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Marc Fornes equates a minimal structure to maximum fun

ASTANA – Minima | Maxima by Marc Fornes, from THEVERYMANY, defies gravity and leaves us contemplating and dreaming.