News and blog posts in the ‘Application’ category
Polymers / Project reports / Signage
Project report: NIKE ‘House of Innovation’ brand markBrad Turner. July 26, 2019.
As part of the group’s mission to reimagine everything that is NIKE retail, Materials Council were commissioned to help design the iconic ‘Swoosh’ that adorns their latest New York flagship store.
Ceramics / Metals / Natural / Shading / Sustainability / Textiles
Wellbeing and design: materials for healthy interiorsBrad Turner. January 4, 2019.
Greater efforts are being made to create not just less harmful environments but ones that are positively healthy. In this article we take a look at how the wider trend for wellbeing and wellness are manifesting in our interior spaces, and the materials and products being developed to improve the healthiness of those environments.
Cladding / Metals / Project reports
Project report: Conrad Shawcross and C.F. Møller ‘Optic Cloak’Brad Turner. June 7, 2018.
Helping convert unsightly chimney stacks into a striking public art-piece, Materials Council worked with British sculptor Conrad Shawcross to select the materials and finishes that would produce the dazzling Optic Cloak.
Facades / Masonry / Project reports
Project report: Squire and Partners ‘Kingwood’ brickworkBrad Turner. June 16, 2017.
A project demonstrating a synthesis of traditional craftsmanship and contemporary digital fabrication techniques to establish a modern vernacular; Materials Council was tasked by Squire and Partners to find a manufacturing process and partner that could execute their design of extreme tolerances.
Application / Ceramics / Cladding / Flooring / Materials / Mosa / Production tours
Mosa porcelain tiles production tourBrad Turner. December 7, 2015.
Materials Council visited the Maastricht facility of Mosa, The Netherlands’ last remaining porcelain tile manufacturer, to see first-hand the advanced production employed there.
Application / Facades / Glass / Materials / Polymers / Shading / Smart / Textiles
So Transparent: Crystal Palace reloadedBrad Turner. November 20, 2015.
Zaha Hadid, Grimshaw and Rogers, Stirk + Harbour are among the shortlisted architects recently selected to put forward designs to recreate London’s iconic Crystal Palace. Materials Council explores the materials and technologies a modern day interpretation could employ.
Application / Ege / Flooring / Materials / Production tours / Textiles
Ege carpets production tourBrad Turner. October 24, 2015.
Materials Council visited the central Herning factory of Danish carpet brand Ege, one of Europe’s largest carpet manufacturers, to see first-hand the advanced technology employed in the production of their carpets.
Cladding / Exhibitions & Events / Facades / Glass / Material Match / Materials / Polymers / Stone / Textiles / Timber
Material Match at Surface Design ShowBrad Turner. April 13, 2015.
At Surface Design Show 2015 Materials Council hosted the world’s first materials speed dating event, looking to match lonely designers with the material of their dreams.