A first title in the ambitious series that identifies and examines the innovative materials that are transforming art, design, and technology practice
This volume on product design presents carefully selected products that showcase the innovative use of a particular material. The authors focus on specific product categories that include grown materials, surface fortification, advanced composites, additive manufacturing media, recycled materials, and the integration of electricity. A wide range of products spanning from medical equipment to clothing are featured, along with six specially commissioned visual narratives by experts in the field. The materials employed in each project are cross-referenced to an extensive illustrated materials directory containing detailed information on almost 100 materialsfrom hemp and kelp to titanium and biocomposite glass fibers.
|Publisher:||Thames & Hudson|
|Product dimensions:||7.30(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.80(d)|
About the Author
Andrew H. Dent is Vice President of Library and Materials Research at Material ConneXion.
Leslie Sherr has written extensively about architecture, design, and gardens. As a brandstrategist, she has worked for several leading communication design firms, most recentlyC&G Partners
Michele Caniato is the President of Material ConneXion.
Allan Chochinov is a founding partner and editor-in-chief of Core77. He is the chair and co–founder of the MFA in Products of Design Program at New York’s School of Visual Arts.