Materials are fundamental to good design. They define an object, a
texture, a finish, a provenance and an emotion.
Materials are evolving. They are no longer about ingredients alone.
Materials are intelligent, and unexpected.
Our aesthetics of materials are also shifting. A rejection of one-life
plastics and the idea of upcycling is evolving. Adidas has launched
trainers made from recycled ocean plastic which has gained critical
praise and demonstrated that progressive thinking can be
commercially viable with the shoes flying off the shelves.
With advances in Biocouture, 3D printing and nanotechnology
it is foreseeable that materials will be able to change colour, shape
and function in the near future.
The function of the ‘Material Scope’ report is to provide a view on
commercially available and progressive materials to give your
business an edge over the competition.
The report will also function as a material index, highlighting the
designer/artist who uses or created it, the supplier (if available) and
the potential application within your business.