Archive for the ‘materials’ category

Softseating from Molo design

April 26th, 2011

The inspiration for softseating comes from a desire for flexible and spontaneous space making. softseating’s magnetic ends allow it to connect to itself forming a cylindrical stool or low table. Elements of the same size can also connect to one another to form long winding benches, providing endless seating topographies. Made from a single material, the beauty of these pieces sits between the representative and the abstract, creatively interchanging with one another.

Eco friendly wall panel disc

April 22nd, 2011

The hexagonal shape is the most efficient form to make a design without any empty space, and I’m sure that company Form Us With Love is inspired by the shape of bee hives with its unique hexagonal disc.

Softwall and softblock modular system

April 7th, 2011

Molo, based in Vancouver, Canada, is a collaborative design and production studio led by Stephanie Forsythe, Todd MacAllen and Robert Pasut.

Thermo-Pad

March 24th, 2011

A sodium-acetate solution and a small metal disc enclosed in a pouch of flexible PVC —the user flexes the disc, and the pouch releases instant heat (54°C).The technology is simple.The substance inside the pouch, which has a freezing

Thalweg

March 24th, 2011


A successful marriage of artisanal furniture making and the precision of digital tools gives flat wood surfaces a sculptural dimension.

Synthetix

March 24th, 2011


As a manufacturer specializing in new plastic fabrics, foams and gels, Synthetix and its various consultants focus on materials well suited to the needs of architects and designers.

Supracor / Stimulite Honeycomb

March 24th, 2011


In the past, honeycomb structures have been used primarily to create strong, lightweight products. Supracor aerospace honeycomb, made from thermoplastic elastomers, has a soft, flexible feel that makes it intriguing and fun.

Riverstone

March 24th, 2011


Riverstone panels are composed of graded river-bed pebbles encased in a transparent, polymerized resin.

Optic Mesh

March 24th, 2011


Optic mesh is a translucent woven material that combines plastic with light-diffusing glass fibres and stranded stainless-steel wire.

Nanogel

March 24th, 2011


Nanogel, also known as Blue Smoke, is a feather-light silicon aerogel.This solid, translucent, blue-tinged substance is 97% vacuum and 3% amorphous silicon. Initial, highly specialized applications limited the product mainly to the aerospace industry.

MetalTextile

March 24th, 2011


These top-quality woven textiles feature metallic yarns containing stainless-steel, copper, enamelled copper, bronze, tin, gold and so forth — interwoven with yarns of silicone, linen, wool and other fibres.

LightBlocks

March 24th, 2011


Looking tender but acting tough, LightBlocks are large, coloured plastic panels based on the technique used to laminate glass.

Kapipane

March 24th, 2011


Kapipane panels begin as large blocks composed of thin, extruded acrylic or polycarbonate tubes welded side by side, in parallel.

ForMetal

March 24th, 2011


Providing a great opportunity for DIY enthusiasts, ForMetal is aluminium sheeting marked with perforated patterns that allow the designer or hobbyist to transform a two-dimensional piece of metal into a 3-D object with a smooth, attractive surface. Completed objects can be covered, if desired, with various materials, including ForMetal Flexorit.

FiltroCell

March 24th, 2011


Made from open-cell polyurethane foam, as its name suggests, Filtrocell is used for air and water filtration, in the automotive industry and as a host surface for micro organisms in aquariums.

B-GON

March 24th, 2011


These 100% polypropylene structures, which look a bit like elaborate fashion accessories, are actually highly effective filter pads. Available in a variety of mesh sizes, the layered pads are used to trap droplets produced by all sorts of liquids. B-GON’s primary application is industrial filtration, but a clever designer will spot the aesthetic potential of this product in the blink of an eye.

Belly / Bullfrog Skin / Rumen

March 24th, 2011


Rumen. Belly leather. Bullfrog skin. Currently available in limited quantities only from Brazil, these intriguing skins are the result of an environmentally friendly tanning process.