Posts filed under 'Materials'

Ninfea Vase by Matteo Zorzenoni

Ninfea Vase by Matteo Zorzenoni

The ‘CÉRAMIQUE I’ exhibition at Lausanne’s Kissthedesign gallery explores different forms, and appearance, of the material ceramic through design.

 

(more…)

Sun 15.9.

‘In the Scale of Carbon’ poster by Materials Council (UK)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 15.09.2013 - Tagged as:

‘In the Scale of Carbon’ poster by Materials Council

‘In the Scale of Carbon’ poster by Materials Council

Architonic partner Materials Council, the leading London-based materials consultancy, are returning to the London Design Festival this week with a new sustainability-focused concept ‘In the Scale of Carbon’, debuting at Super Brands London.

 

(more…)

Thu 27.6.

DuPont announces Corian solid surfaces with embedded charging

Posted by Walter Phillips on 27.06.2013 - Tagged as:

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

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.”

 

view more DuPont Corian on Architonic

Thu 20.6.

Materials Council: activity update

Posted by Walter Phillips on 20.06.2013 - Tagged as:

materials_council_activity_update

 

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)

 

read this article in full on Architonic

Engineered Nature: materials made to perform

Posted by Walter Phillips on 20.06.2013 - Tagged as: ,

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

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.

 

view more of Cosentino’s Silestone on Architonic

Whiter than White, Materials Council’s inaugural exhibition

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.

 

www.materialscouncil.com

 

read more about Materials Council on Architonic

 

to the Clerkenwell Design Week festival registration website

'Chromatic' furniture fabric by Claesson Koivisto Rune for Väveriet

‘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.

 

(more…)

Stone Gate by Raffaello Galiotto for Lithos Design

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 Independent Source for
Products, Materials and Concepts Architonic | architecture and design
Creative materials consultants to the architecture and creative industries. Creative materials consultants to the architecture and creative industries.
Fascinating World of Design for
Modern Kids Kidsmodern - Fascinating World of Design for Modern Kids
Broadcasting Architecture Worldwide Broadcasting Architecture Worldwide
International Architecture News International Architecture News
Online Design Magazine Online Design Magazine