(Book Cover: Materials Experience – Fundamentals of Materials and Design)
The new publication “Materials Experience: Fundamentals of Materials and Design” is a compilation of essential new reading for anyone whose work crosses the wide field of materials and design. To realize this book, thirty-four of the leading academicians and experts, alongside 8 professional designers, have come together for the first time to offer their expertise and insights on a number of topics common to materials and product design.
The book (376 pages as Paperback or Kindle edition) comes with a foreword by materials expert Mike Ashby and is organized into 4 main themes: sustainability, user interaction, technology and selection. The wonderful team of editors Elvin Karana, Owain Pedgley and Valentina Rognoli brought together contributions by Aart van Bezooyen / Blaine Brownell / Carlo Vezzoli / Dan Van Den Ende / Daniel Schodek / David Bramston / Eddie Norman / Elaine Ng Yan Ling / Elvin Karana / Erik Tempelman / Hendrik Schifferstein / Hengfeng Zuo / Jakki Dehn / Jonathan Chapman / Jonathon Allen / Julian Vincent / Kevin Edwards / Lisa Wastiels / Luigi De Nardo / Marc De Vries / Marinella Levi / Mark Jones / Neil Maycroft / Owain Pedgley / Paul Hekkert / Philip Howes / Prabhu Kandachar / Rob Thompson / Sascha Peters / Sybrand van der Zwaag / Tony Hope / Valentina Rognoli / Wilhelm Albert (Pim) Groen / Zoe Laughlin.
You can have a closer look or browse through its pages at Amazon.
“Ever seen a packaging that opens by itself? What can you do with super stretchable paper? New plastics are able to dissolve in water, or are even edible!” – With a special focus on innovative materials, bayern design asked Aart van Bezooyen (Owner of Material Stories) and Paula Raché (Design & Illustration) to develop a materials exhibition with tangible examples of materials and technologies that can make today’s packaging even more competitive, creative and sustainable.
From 24-26 September, Aart and Paula (authors of the “It’s Not Easy Being Green” book) – will be on site at the FachPack trade fair in Nuremberg to present best practices and give hands-on demonstrations of new materials and technologies to inspire the future of packaging. Visitors can meet them at the Special Show Packaging-Design, located at Hall 7A, Stand 328.
Planning a visit? On Tuesday 24th, the exhibition is hosting lectures about packaging design at the PackBox forum. You can read the full program here (in German).
FachPack is one of the Europe’s top exhibitions for the packaging technology, processing and logistics. This prestigious event is expected to bring together more then 34000 visitors from around the world. Its 31st edition takes place from 24-26 September 2013 at the Exhibition Centre Nuremberg in Germany.
About bayern design
bayern design, powered by the Bavarian State Ministry, is an organization that compiles, coordinates and supports all design activities in Bavaria and promotes Bavaria as region for good business.
(Figure: European design and advanced materials stakeholders)
DAMADEI – ’Design and Advanced Materials As a Driver of European Innovation’ – is an EU-project that aims to focus on European competitiveness, raise materials awareness among designers and to provide designers with the appropriate experience on how to take advantage of the huge opportunities that advanced materials represent.
Material Stories, one of the project’s “connecting centers”, is supporting the second symposium with an inspiration lecture during the Sketcha Kucha Symposium at the Danish Design Centre in Copenhagen, who is one of the four project partners with Materfad in Barcelona and Happy Materials in Prague. The symposium is number two in a row of four DAMADEI symposiums (London, Copenhagen, Prague and Barcelona) focused on developing ideas driven by advanced materials for the future home.
One of the objectives is to create a collaborative platform as an online meeting point for design and advanced materials. A great initiative for the world of materials and design which you can follow here: www.damadei.eu
From 16-24 February it is time for the Munich Creative Business Week (MCBW) bringing together the brains and business of the creative industry. Besides bringing together a lot of people and drinks, the goal of this event is to create more awareness for the social, cultural and economic impact of design in today’s world.
For a closer look at the future of materials and design, we recommend visiting the central “mcbw momente” exhibition from 21-24 February which is organized by bayern design. 1000 square meters at the Alte Kongresshalle will be filled with exhibitions, lectures, discussions and workshops around three future focused themes called “social and cultural needs”, “inspired by technology” and “sustain your brand”.
February 24, Aart van Bezooyen (hey!) and Paula Raché will be on location to officially present the new book titled “It’s Not Easy Being Green: Two Designers Exploring Sustainability Worldwide” – no fees and everyone is invited! You can read more about the lecture at the MCBW program or Facebook.
Official Book Launch
- Date: Sunday, 24.02.2013
- Lecture: 12h00 – 12h45
- Location: Alte Kongresshalle (Theresienhöhe 15)
For more events and information see www.mcbw.de or download the full program here (pdf).
Material Stories loves it when materials and design develop together. Therefore, we are more than happy to see that Designer’s Open 2012 kicks off with an exciting conference focused on smart technologies on October 25th featuring bionic lessons from nature, regenerative energy systems, and milk based polymers (see the full program here).
The conference is followed by the central design exhibition which opens its doors for three days of creative show and talk from October 26 to 28 in Leipzig (Germany). Being this year’s jury member with Stephan Dornhofer (Magazin) and Robert Volhard (Stylepark), Aart van Bezooyen (Material Stories) will be using his “material eyes” to select the winners of this year’s Designer’s Open Jury Award. Stay tuned!
For more information or registrations, please see the Designer’s Open 2012 website.
Are you looking for new materials and technologies? We just updated the book section with three new publications.
In short, Made Of… is a great (and large format) book full of innovative materials and surfaces for architecture and interiors. Material Revolution provides a good overview of what’s going on in the field of sustainable and multifunctional materials for both architects and designers. Finally, Material Matters is probably the most up-to-date publications on emerging materials and technologies for design featuring substances fresh from the research lab.
Watch here for yourself and don’t forget to send us your book tips!