Articles tagged New Materials


New book: Sound Materials

AMSTERDAM – Our new book Sound Materialsby Tyler Adams will be out soon. It is brimming with acoustic inspiration detailing over 100 sound absorbing materials, with real-world applications in a …


Marco Guazzini fuses marble and wool into a hybrid stone

PRATO – Italian designer Marco Guazzini dives into the identity of his hometown, merging two predominant materials sourced from its Mediterranean landscape: marble and wool.

Nendo reshapes simple objects, like chairs, in order to rejuvenate daily life.

Alcantara Wood by Nendo

Nendo unveiled a site-specific project within the exhibition Alcantara - Technology of Dreams at the Palazzo Reale in Milan, combining innovation and technology with the tradition of Italian …


Chimera by Shai Langen

By combining liquid latex with an emulsion of water and calcium nitrate, Shai Langen creates fabrics that resemble cellular structures

Photo Courtesy of Het Nieuwe Instituut.

Designing Scarcity at Het Nieuwe Instituut

Scarcity's impact on the realm of architecture and design form the heart of Het Nieuwe Instituut's newest exhibition.

The magnetic fluid responds to electromagnetic changes, altering the dark matter’s placement and density within a clear suspension liquid.

Winners of the Velux International Design Awards

Winners of the first Velux International Design Award produced a series of innovative roof window blinds.

Designjunction mounted Intro/NY as part of NYC x Design...

NYCX Design: Day 2

With much of New York Design Week’s activity centered around SoHo and Little Italy, Designjunction mounted Intro/NY – a highly selective showcase bringing together cutting-edge brands and …

Resembling inflated mattresses, these concrete chairs are inexpensive and long-lasting.

Best of Extreme Materials in Design

We've seen an explosion of hybrid materials in architecture and design in recent years and with the recent conclusion of 2014's Salone del Mobile, we've now seen even more. When urine replaces …

Exhibition pedestals are formed from concrete-impregnated fabric…

Concrete Couture by Situ Studio

New York-based Situ Studio turned to the most ubiquitous building material, concrete, to fashion unexpectedly fluid forms for Folk Couture: Fashion and Folk Art, an exhibition at the city’s …

Formafantasma stand with their Turkish Red project.

Formafantasma at SM Den Bosch

Having taken the design world by storm over the past five years, Formafantasma mounts Prima Materia at 's-Hertogenbosch’s (Den Bosch) Stedelijk Museum – a full survey of the Eindhoven-based …

Remy & Veenhuizen investigate concrete’s liquid properties.

Concrete Flex by Remy & Veenhuizen

Nature dictates nuance as Remy & Veenhuizen experiment with fluid concrete. Uncovering new material properties, the Utrecht-based design duo continue to grow their unique furniture series. Each …

Berlin-based Elisa Strozyk explores wood's flexibility.

Introducing: Elisa Strozyk

Challenging common perception, Berlin-based Elisa Strozyk makes solid wood malleable. With carpets, blankets, cabinets, lamps and even upholstery, the young designer creates flexible geometric …