18 06, 2020

The Chemarts Cookbook: understanding wood-based materials and how they can be transformed and applied

2020-06-19T11:14:25+00:00June 18th, 2020|Partner News|

How can we make flexible and transparent wood-based materials? What kinds of materials can we derive from trees, while still respecting the preciousness of nature? Could the innovative use of renewable cellulosic materials change our material world? The CHEMARTS Cookbook gives both simple and more advanced ideas and recipes for hands-on experiments with wood-based materials. The book showcases the most interesting explorations focusing on raw materials that are processed

18 06, 2020

Design between envisioning and prototyping: an experimental hackathon by the Design Department of the Politecnico di Milano.

2020-06-19T08:33:04+00:00June 18th, 2020|Partner News|

“What if materials could transform due to user interaction, environmental condition, and digital data? New materials with smart, dynamic, and interactive behaviors are emerging as enablers of meaningful, multi-sensory, and intuitive experiences.” “DATA < > MATERIALS: Design between Envisioning and Prototyping” is a two-day Hackathon dealing with Smart and Interactive technologies, Bio-based materials, Digital Manufacturing, and Speculative Design. Design students of the School of Design of the Politecnico di

17 12, 2019

Materfad participated in the ADC*E Festival 2019: Robert Thompson adressing the “Taboo Materials”

2019-12-18T09:12:54+00:00December 17th, 2019|Partner News|

The ADC*E European Creativity Festival is an annual event bringing together creative professionals from around Europe and is all about innovative ideas that bring positive change, challenging the way we see creativity and inspiring shifts in perceptions that will help reshape the future. This year’s festival, it’s 6th edition held from November 7th and 8th in Barcelona, celebrated the people who are already building a better tomorrow, who employ their creativity

17 12, 2019

Design Week Eindhoven 2019: Aalto’s chemarts first time at the DDW

2020-06-23T13:56:15+00:00December 17th, 2019|Partner News|

Aalto University CHEMARTS was presented for the first time at the DDW – Dutch Design Week 2019, the most important international design event showcasing new material-related projects. The CHEMARTS exhibition consisted of six concepts that are the result of research conducted in new wood- and cellulose-based materials by students, researchers, lecturers and professors from Aalto University. The exhibited projects are all-cellulose composites with dyers’ Woad, Ioncell textile fibre, structural

30 05, 2019

News from Spain: BCD and FAD organising upcoming Barcelona Design Week 2019

2019-05-30T09:37:18+00:00May 30th, 2019|Partner News|

The Barcelona Design Week (BDW), created by BCD Barcelona Design Centre in 2006, is an unmissable event on design, creativity and innovation in Barcelona and one of the most important Design Weeks of the international calendar. The 14th edition of BDW, to be held from 12 to 20 June, is directed by BCD Barcelona Centre de Disseny, organised by FAD Fostering Arts and Design and BCD, in collaboration with Museu del Disseny, driven by Barcelon

28 05, 2019

News from Material ConneXion’s database: 100% plant-based, renewable, biodegradable Ink

2019-06-14T14:01:51+00:00May 28th, 2019|Partner News|

Created by Living Ink Technologies, this is the world’s first algae-derived ink that it is 100% plant-based, renewable, and biodegradable. The process uses the entire algae cell as a pigment and is composed of 90% algae and 10% other plant-based components. The ink is manufactured by first growing the algae in a lab, then harvesting the cells into a paste, and transforming them into ink. The algae-derived ink can be applied

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