770 Search Results for material

Materiality in Workplace Environments

We recently spoke with Kerry Deffley, Design Manager EMEA, Shaw Contract who told us how COVID19 may impact materiality in workplace environment, here is what she said:  ‘Post COVID-19 lockdown it is likely that we will all be adopting new ways of working for a considerable period of time. This will certainly impact both workplace… Read More >

21 May 2020

Trends in Architectural Materials

Which materials are being used in the most interesting ways right now? As well as constantly searching for brand-new materials, we should also seek to test our creativity – as well as thinking about the environment – by considering new uses for existing materials too. As a studio, we’re particularly interested in sustainable materials that… Read More >

19 May 2020

Morgan Put a New Spin on Classic Materials

Morgan, one of the UK’s most respected contract furniture designer and manufacturers, announces new material options available for the Modena, Rakino and Kaya collections: terrazzo and cane. [Find Morgan through BCFA Product Finder] Traditional, natural materials are experiencing a renaissance as designers reimagine and reinvigorate these beloved styles, embracing feelings of nostalgia while adding a… Read More >

28 April 2020

The effect of materials & processing technology on office development

Particleboard and the ability to produce it in large sheets – cut, shaped and edged in a wide variety of sizes and finishes – was perhaps the first significant and liberating breakthrough in materials processing to affect the development of office (and other) furniture design and production. Veneered and lacquered post-primary-manufacturing finishes have over time… Read More >

6 December 2019

Material Lab’s new studio manager, Sam Wood

Meet Sam, the new studio manager at Material Lab. Responsible for running the day-to-day operations at the Great Titchfield Street studio, Sam joins from a buying role at Wickes, where he specialised in flooring, and then paint. When it comes to colour trends, he’s your man. With one month at the helm now firmly under… Read More >

28 August 2019

Material Explorations for 2019

Having ushered in another new year with a collective desire for new dawns, fresh beginnings and positive change perhaps stronger than ever before, it’s worth taking note of developments that are occurring in the world of materials; they are after all the building blocks of our physical world. Altrock is material that looks back in… Read More >

29 January 2019

Considering our material roots

When considering the longevity and influence of all the materials that we know and use on the planet, it’s easy to conclude that, being the oldest, stone must carry the most significance to us a species. After all, all of the natural stone we know was formed over millennia, as the earth itself took shape…. Read More >

13 September 2018

Designer Q&A: Michael Freedman from Innovations Inc. [MATERIAL: CORK]

This months material theme is Cork and Innovations Wallcoverings, Inc. was a company discovered at 2017’s BDNY that uses this material. They were the first design studio to explore and create cork wallcoverings that were suitable for commercial interiors in 1999.  At BDNY we saw their first ever cork wallcoverings that have been digitally printed. We sat down… Read More >

1 August 2018