Material ConneXion: The Global Resource of New and Innovative Materials for Architects, Artists and Designers / Edition 1

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“If you see a new material, it’s like a key that opens a door. Behind the door there’s a kind of new world, filled with new people, new figures, new ideas, new visions.”—Wolfgang Joop, Fashion Designer, Hamburg, Germany

“My favorite materials are one that can be almost immaterial in appearance – glass or plastics. Plastics provide the most varied performances, finishes, and diverse properties. They inspire me to create fluid, soft, organic, almost human form.”—Karim Rashid, Industrial Designer, New York

“Materials are the building blocks… Innovation in Materials is Innovation in Architecture and Design.”—Peter Marino, Architects and Interior Designer, New York

“Each new material allows you to bring life to a new concept.”—Philippe Starck, Designer, Paris, New York, London

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"Those involved in crafts and designs will find this invaluable book is both practical and inspiring." (, April 20, 2006)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471754039
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 11/18/2005
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 8.82 (w) x 11.32 (h) x 1.33 (d)

Meet the Author

GEORGE M. BEYLERIAN, as founder and President of Material ConneXion, directs a dedicated staff in New York and oversees licensees in Cologne and Milan. Beylerian founded Material ConneXion to increase awareness of innovative materials among architects, interior designers, product designers, and fashion designers, as well as the design and production industries at large.

ANDREW DENT directs Material ConneXion’s research into innovative materials and processes.

ANITA MORYADAS is an exhibitions curator and design writer whose most recent book is John Pawson: Themes and Projects

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Table of Contents



Using This Book.

1. Carbon-Based.

2. Cement.

3. Ceramics.

4. Glass.

5. Metals.

6. Naturals.

7. Polymers.


What the Materials Gurus Say.



Trade Shows—Professional Publications.


Photographic Credits.


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