Dr. Andrew Dent Offers Insights on Materials That Matter
Composition: Cellulosic viscose yarns from paper waste.
Cottonlike textiles offer the processability of synthetic yarns with the renewable raw materials and the great hand of a natural. This version uses cleaner chemistry and does not deplete our wood resources, using both pre- and post-consumer recycled paper instead.
Composition: Customer’s own material.
The digital manufacturing system can make featherlike structures to order on flexible, fabriclike surfaces by taking 3-D printing to the next level of complexity and versatility, creating large-format fabrics, furs, feathers, and foams on a micro scale.
Composition: Fluoropolymer-free coating.
Offering stain and water resistance while still enabling good breathability, this PFOA-free, PFOS-free coating for fabrics is part of a next generation of clean chemistry protection.
Composition: Borosilicate glass with a polymer inner coating.
Strong, structural, and with a toughening inner coating that allows it to
withstand Semtex explosives, these crystal-clear profiles are challenging our ideas of what’s possible in glass.
Pearson Lloyd Finds a New Use for Discarded Bioplastic Food Packaging
Pearson Lloyd dreams up a shapely and sustainable line of desktop accessories made entirely from discarded bioplastic food packaging.
Brokisglass Upcycles Factory Leftovers into Custom Architectural Products
The production of high-end handblown-glass lighting is not by nature an earth-conscious enterprise: About one third of the material used to craft this Czech maker’s designs typically winds up on the factory floor. …
Cork Is On the Rise as a Flexible Furnishing Material
Cork’s stock is on the rise as a flexible material for all manner of furnishings.
8 Conversation-Worthy Fittings and Fixtures
From colorful stained-glass tiles to sleek faucets and architectural-inspired fixtures, these kitchen and bath accents double as conversation starters.
Mix and Match These Italian-Made Washbasins and Trays
Recently unveiled by Relax Design at Cersaie, color and shape dialogue harmoniously in Vivy, a new line of washbasins available in an array of hues.
Art Deco Typography Inspires The Look of This Tile Collection
The typography of the Art Deco era inspires Asha, the first tile collection from New Jersey-based visual artist Lisa Hunt, available in six glazes.