Material Matters: New materials in design

Wednesday, 8 August 2012

The Institute of Making's creative director, Zoe Laughlin, and researcher, Philip Howes, have teamed up to create a brand new guide to the materials of tomorrow. Material Matters: New materials in design (Black Dog Publishing, 2012) documents the seminal materials emerging across five chemical categories - metal, glass, ceramics, polymers and composites - and breaks each one down by its physical properties.

By listing the relevant manufacturer for each material, as well as information on current applications and potential for future uses, Laughlin and Howes have created a practical guide for designers, researchers, manufacturers and material scientists to have to hand.