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Posted by Walter Phillips on 27.06.2013 - Tagged as: corian
A rendering of the new PMA compatible Duracell Powermat wireless charger for the iPhone 5 being charged on a DuPont™ Corian® kitchen countertop, photo: DuPont™ Corian® / PMA
DuPont Building Innovations has joined the Power Matters Alliance (PMA) to help bring to market embedded wireless charging solutions for smartphones and tablets in DuPont™ Corian® solid surfaces. “We have been exploring the right technologies and partners for integrating wireless power into specific applications of DuPont™ Corian®, and we have found both in the PMA.” says Ruslan Yusupov, global marketing director of DuPont Building Innovations. “We recognize that wireless power is fundamental for the further development of our mobile society, and we look forward to combining it with the design versatility and beauty of DuPont™ Corian® solid surface.”
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Posted by Walter Phillips on 20.06.2013 - Tagged as: Materials Council
Materials Council has been busy. Founded in partnership with Architonic in 2012, the leading London-based consultancy has proved in a mere nine months its expertise and relevance to architects, manufacturers and business, providing indispensable consulting in the application of environmentally responsible and cost-effective materials. High-profile clients, such as Abstracta, Clayworks, Glock and Architonic, have all recognised the competitive edge Materials Council’s specialist knowledge can bring. Here’s a report from Materials Council on their latest activities. (by Simon Keane-Cowell)
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Posted by Walter Phillips on 20.06.2013 - Tagged as: Materials Council, newsletter
Cosentino’s Silestone Prexury product family uses semi-precious stones, fossils and other natural materials to create a robust, durable material for bathrooms, kitchens, living rooms, as well as for cladding
Nature does a pretty good job of shaping our environment. But what happens when innovation and creative thinking are applied to the more sustainable natural materials out there? Leading materials consultancy Materials Council investigates the increasing number of high-performance, high-aesthetic natural products on the market that have, in different ways, been engineered to work harder and to allow new design possibilities.
‘Engineered Nature: materials made to perform’ appears in Architonic’s newsletter for June 2013, read the rest (and subscribe) here.
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Whiter than White, Materials Council’s inaugural exhibition
Materials Council is running drop-in ‘Council Meetings’ at Clerkenwell Design Week 2013. Attendees are invited to come down and get free materials advice on current projects. Situated in the new materials and surfaces pavilion, Covered at Charterhouse Square, Materials Council will be relocating their studio for the duration of the show and will also be displaying a selection of materials from their Whiter than White exhibition, Materials Council’s inaugural exhibition launched last September. The show takes place around the Clerkenwell area of London between 21-23 May, 2013. Entrance is free and fast-tracked with registration. Registration for Clerkenwell Design Week 2013 is open now.
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to the Clerkenwell Design Week festival registration website
‘Chromatic’ furniture fabric by Claesson Koivisto Rune for Väveriet
Swedish multidisciplinary design/architecture office Claesson Koivisto Rune were inspired by silk, “the way some fine silks have a delicate gradient dichromatic feature” for their ‘Chromatic’ furniture fabric collection.
Stone Gate by Raffaello Galiotto for Lithos Design
Conceived by Italian designer Raffaello Galiotto and developed by natural stone specialists Lithos Design, ‘Stone Gate’ is an imposing, 3.80-metre-high, self-supporting marble structure inspired by ‘the ancient architectural figure of the arch consisting of elements laid dry, inherited from the Roman Empire.’ Weighting nearly 30 thousands kilograms, the colossal circle was unveiled earlier this year at the ‘100% Gravity’ exhibition in Verona. Watch a video about this striking project in a clip below.. (more…)
The bold ‘Frame’ collection by Ceramiche Refin and STUDIO FM Milano
Following years of important projects with the protagonists in design and architecture, DesignTaleStudio, Refin’s creative ceramic laboratory, has chosen to hand this new project to a team of professionals experienced in visual communication and graphics, a skill that, finally, is receiving the recognition it deserves in product design. Hence, the collaboration on the Frame collection with STUDIO FM Milano, a Milan-based agency specialising in graphic design, corporate design and publishing, an agency that loves to experiment by combining architecture, design and art…
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Design Miami / Art Basel: ‘Tutti Frutti’ glass sculptures by Fabrica
At the upcoming edition of Design Miami/ Art Basel, the international design fair held in Miami, 5-9 December, Fabrica, Benetton’s Treviso-based prominent research centre will unveil ‘Tutti Frutti’, a new glass collection inspired by the vibrant and cosmopolitan atmosphere of Miami. (more…)