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 Furnishings and Home Accents Made in America
From textiles with architectural motifs to graphic 70s-inspired wallpaper, these home accents showcase the best of American-made designs.
Elena Frampton and Dumais Made Collaborate on a Collection of Handmade Ceramic Lamps
This limited-edition capsule collection of handmade ceramic lamps was inspired by the scenery on Long Island’s East End.
This Artful Pendant Light Fixture Evokes the Shape of a Seed
An elongated glass pod and individually cast chain links are highlights of Seed, a new pendant light fixture by Roman and Williams Guild.