Polyurethane Leather: Is synthetic better?

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Polyurethane leather and innovative companies such as Ultrafabrics are taking industry by storm, particularly in the automotive industry where polyurethane leather is the interior finishing material of choice for manufacturers such as Range Rover. As ...

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Tannic Acid Wash

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Manmade materials meet nature with spectacular results in the Tannic Acid series by the Eindhoven based Studio Steven Banken. The series is inspired the concept of a rusty nail surrounding by blue stains on oak. ...

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The ‘Cool Brick’

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The ‘Cool Brick’ by Emerging Objects (Designers: Virginia San Fratello and Ronald Rael) utilizes the strategy of evaporative cooling, which was widely relied upon in hot climates before the development of refrigeration in order to ...

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Bioelectric by London-based product designer Jeongwon Ji challenges the archetypes of electronics through material exploration. Industrial processes have streamlined manufactured products, but what if we allow new materials to be expressive and tactile? Like many ...

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Shell Lace Structure by Tonkin Liu

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Shell Lace Structure is a single-surface technique innovated by the award-winning, London-based architecture practice Tonkin Liu in collaboration with engineers from Arup. Inspired by the geometries and performance of mollusk shells, the technique was developed ...

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Bricola Collection

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In Venice, paline and bricole (group of three paline) are timber poles, planted in the Laguna seabed. The first ones are used as boat moorings whilst the second ones have the vital function of indicating ...

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