Articles tagged Materials

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From oysters to cheese, MaterialDistrict presents the building blocks of the future

Rotterdam – Walls made of fungi, coffee couture and bioplastics made of cheese, weeds or manure? Welcome the latest innovations at MaterialDistrict Rotterdam.

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The right flooring can turn a historical Spanish market into a playground for kids

Alcañiz, Spain – Artigo rubber flooring by Ettore Sottsass' office helped two Spanish architects turn a collage of contradictory visual elements into a coherent kids' community …

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The call for Wienerberger Brick Award 2020 submissions goes out

Vienna – Austrian manufacturer Wienerberger, founded in 1819, has put out a call for submissions for innovative brick architectural projects.

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A Dutch living space invites visitors to imagine Neolith products in their own homes

Hoofddorp, Netherlands – Stone & Skills, a Dutch store, wanted their local clients to have the same kind of Neolith experience they experienced in the brand’s Valencia showroom.

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Nienke Hoogvliet is making wastewater a household name in the material world

Eindhoven – To maximise the utility of wastewater by-products, the Dutch Water Authorities converges industries and turns to designers to open new doors.

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The new materials Swedish researchers and designers are using to create interior objects

Eindhoven – The What Matter_s exhibition at Dutch Design Week 2018 showcased the intersection of science and design to highlight new material possibilities.

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Here are five leather alternatives probably heading to your living room

Eindhoven – From fish to palm leaves and linoleum, these proposals provide a potentially scalable alternative to the resource-guzzling cow leather industry.

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New book alert: One Artist, One Material

Amsterdam – Our newest book explores our creative relationship to the material world in a digital age where sustainability issues also impact artistic practice.

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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.

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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.