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Say hello to the materials of tomorrow!

The Future of Materiality is at your fingertips :)

The innovative and sustainable materials industry is vast and constantly evolving.

It’s not easy to keep up-to-date; trust us, we understand the struggle.

With our daily routines, who has time to research, to attend trade shows, or search for eco-friendly solutions?

So, how can you stay ahead?

Imagine having the knowledge and the expertise to revolutionize your creative projects, stand out as a materials expert, and leave a lasting impact not only on your designs but (and wouldn’t that be nice) on the world.

Introducing our new
THINK TANK of Innovative Materials.

We have designed an one-of-a-kind experience that filters out the overwhelming noise surrounding material sustainability and focuses on what you need to know today to embrace the role of becoming the “Materialist of Tomorrow.

THE program


Learn emerging material trends, and understand how they can and why they should be incorporated into your designs.


We will introduce you to bio-based and waste materials and show you how to apply these.


Get real hands-on experience with the materials. Touch, smell and create creative proposals.


Engage in a lively discussion with your peers to explore new ideas and approaches to material use. We want to think and discuss how sustainable materials can be applied in our practice.


We are thrilled to welcome a surprise guest speaker who works with innovative ideas in the textile field. Her solutions are not only pragmatic but also poetic and deeply organic. 

The materials shown in the images are no conclusive selection for the masterclass.

Innovative materials masterclass-Eclectic Trends

We were inspired by accurate and insightful knowledge, so everyone absorbed what was important from each trend, project, or material discussed in the session.

We can see how the learnings we took from the trends and materials session have an impact on daily work decisions and also on the action plan we have created for our immediate future.

We often hear people saying: “as we saw /said /did on the Eclectic Trends session…”

Mònica Caro Casarramona

Strategic & Functional Retail Design Specialist, MANGO

What’s included?

Get ready to experience materials in a whole new way!

Engaging learning: 

Our workshop keeps you actively involved, ensuring that case studies help you understand how to apply innovative materials. You will also learn how to de-code a sometimes confusing material vocabulary.

Emotional Materiality:

Explore a wide array of materials in our session and in your very own materials box. Touch, feel, and experiment with innovative materials, and gain a hopefully a different perspective of what emotional materiality means today, and how they can contribute to our well-being.


Sustainable Materials: 

Wo do not cover sustainable materials only but have will have a stronger focus there. Let’s discuss together how you see the application of those materials, the demand of your clients, and what you need.

Valuable connections:

Connect with like-minded creatives in a collaborative environment, sharing knowledge, experiences, and unique materials in a friendly, inspiring atmosphere. We plan on a fun materials mash-up moment in between all participants!

The materials shown in the images are no conclusive selection for the masterclass.

bonus: oUR GIFT TO YOU!


We will include a carefully curated (and might we add) beautiful sample box filled with cutting-edge, emerging, and innovative materials that will inspire, challenge, and transform your creative thought processes. 

Think of it as your very own toolkit to becoming the materialist of tomorrow. And you’ll take it home with you!



We will reveal one chapter of our latest trend report. This is an addition to the material trends we share.

The process

How to enroll today?


Upon your purchase, you will receive a confirmation email. Feel free to contact us if you prefer a bank transfer.


The details

We will send you four weeks prior to the session detailed information about the venue, how to prepare yourself for the session, and all necessary details.



Get in touch if you need an invoice.

The Visionnaire Tribe

Upon purchasing a product or service, you become part of our Visionnaire Tribe and access special treats. Welcome!

The right fit

We understand that time is a rare treasure in the fast-paced world of design, and if you find yourself falling behind, this session is the ultimate shortcut to material mastery.

And if you know us, you know that 

We’ll make sure to give you tools  (physical materials to take home)and  insights (hello trends lovers) to stay at the forefront of innovation so you can emerge from this experience with newfound confidence and valuable skills.

Ready to embark on a journey of sustainable design discovery?

Our session
is the first step.

Our waiting list subscribers will be the first to access once we open inscriptions with a special treat.

When: 25.04.2024

10 AM – 6 PM

Where: Barcelona, Spain

Please go back for the Spanish session if you wish to enroll there, It is a different date.

box full of materials to take home
material trends
hours of learning and sharing insights

This session will help you:

This workshop is tailored for creatives, designers, and anyone who loves hands-on learning, interactive group experiences, and, most importantly, fun!

It’s for those who want to touch, feel, and explore innovative materials, position themselves as experts in future material trends, and step beyond their comfort zones to embrace new products and their unique and meaningful stories.

It is NOT designed to equip you with full technical knowledge nor to train you on sustainability strategies and laws.


If you need further support, please get in touch with us at

Anyone with a passion for design and a desire to learn about sustainable materials and materials trends. Whether you’re a seasoned designer, an aspiring creative, or just curious about the topic, this workshop is for you. We have a theoric part, exercises, a round table, trend lecture, and much more to offer.

The one-day session will be a mix of lectures, hands-on activities, and group discussions, all facilitated by an expert instructor with a wealth of experience in trends and materiality.

Eclectic Trends specializes on Interior Design and Lifestyle. Expect to learn about materials that can be used for product design, architecture, interior design, and textiles, however, we do not focus on fashion.

We’ll be delving into a range of materials, from natural fibers to bio-based materials, recycled matter, industrial waste, and more. 

You bet!

Consider this course as an ongoing program, you leave with new skills, and these need to be recycled at some point since the materials world moves fast. We can give you that information.

No, they are not. Please trust that we will work with a great variety of materials frangles.

Not only is Gudy a warm-hearted, unique person who sparks playful ideas and creativity, but her workshops are highly effective

The Trends- and Material Workshops help us a lot in our daily business and in developing our future strategies for products and brand spaces. 

Gudy does not only give us valuable insights into trend research but inspires us greatly to push the boundaries on future concepts such as color and material choices.

Carina Buhlert

Creative Director Brand Environments + Experiences, GROHE

Unleash your inner eco-innovator with our 

Innovative Materials Session!

Our waiting list subscribers will be the first to receive a note when we open inscriptions and a great early bird treat.