The urge for sustainability has not reduced the use of materials, but the tool box has immensely grown for each (CMF) designer.
Erika Kelter shared these thoughts in a recent webinar for Materials Connexion, and we could not agree more. Sure, not all sustainable materials have the characteristics needed in a project, but they constantly evolve to better industry standards.
There is so much innovation now in the markets in recycled materials since you can’t just copy/paste a material with a sustainable request. Industry needs have become more complex, so the materials toolbox has grown exponentially. The main question that arises is often how stable and resistant a sustainable material is for its planned use.
The materials board below amplifies a series of sustainable materials you would probably not have expected to be ‘green.’ We often think of color when we create compositions with materials. The universe of Magenta and its use in design has grown exponentially in recent years. Trade shows still show a wide range of tones, and we couldn’t help but set up a small color and materials story so you can learn more about new products. As you can see, our materials library keeps growing:)
Please note note all materials on the images have sustainable features, but these do:
Tururi fibers + latex by Barktex; recycled speckled plastics by Durat; square brownish fish scale composite by Scale Vision; red laminated wood from our Touchable Tones box; brown-ish mycelium by Mogu; burgundy metal tube and magenta PET felt by De Vorm; crushed stone tile by La Pietra Compattata; color swatches by Benjamin Moore.
A few color elements on these images come from our Touchable Tones box. You can explore the content here:
MATERIAL BOXES / COLOR
Introducing our 25-color palette, thoughtfully laminated onto sturdy wood for longevity and versatility. These robust samples are designed to withstand repeated use without bending or losing their vibrant colors.