Material ConneXion: The Global Resource of New and Innovative Materials for Architects, Artists and Designers
The book includes quotes from 54 leading designers, architects, artists and thinkers worldwide, including Wolfgang Joop, Karim Rashid, Peter Marino, Greg Lynn, Gaetano Pesce, and Philippe Starck, that reflect upon the role of materials in contemporary design and identify their favorite materials. Additionally, the book includes an important reference section with a bibliography, glossary of technical terms, and lists of trade show and professional publication web sites.
Using This Book.
What the Materials Gurus Say.
Trade Shows—Professional Publications.
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
—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