Materials & Insight

At Nirvana, we believe materials have the power to turn a good idea into a great one. That’s why we spend

our time in pursuit of innovative and inspiring products and processes that can do just that. Our materials

library, housed at our London headquarters, is the physical manifestation of this search, and provides

a space for individuals and brands to explore the furthest reaches of their imagination. 

 

Nirvana’s own Material Boards are an extension of this exploration. Collaborating with an impressive roster

from across the creative industries – including graphics specialist Anthony Burrill and product designer

Alexander Taylor – we use each instalment in the ongoing series as a means of bringing together

a material and a process in a thoughtful union that reflects what we call Creative Production. 

 

Nirvana’s Insight department closely monitors the latest news, trends and happenings from across the

different areas in which we work. We draw on more than a decade of experience to provide bespoke

feedback for our range of international clients, regularly released insight reports, as well as interviews and

features that champion our in-house expertise and that of our extensive network of partners

Material Monday on Food Packaging: Edible Packaging Alternatives

Material Monday on Food Packaging: Edible Packaging Alternatives

Posted Today by Katie Kubrak

With meals on-the-go gaining market popularity and food retailers experiencing increased pressure from both end-users and government to reduce food and packaging waste, for today’s “Material Monday: Series 1”, we decided to focus on an alternative that targets both issues – edible packaging. Leading a busy life, the present-day consumer, expects to conveniently shop for […]

Material Monday on Food Packaging: Palm Fibre Products by Earthcycle

Material Monday on Food Packaging: Palm Fibre Products by Earthcycle

Posted Last Monday by Katie Kubrak

With today’s “Material Monday: Series 1” post we focus on environmentally responsible packaging made from a natural and renewable resource, palm fibre, which is left over when palm fruit is harvested for its oil. Increased demand for palm oil left countries like Malaysia, the world’s largest exporter of palm oil and second biggest producer of […]

Material Monday on Food Packaging: Compostable Disposables

Material Monday on Food Packaging: Compostable Disposables

Posted 10 July by Katie Kubrak

This week “Material Monday: Series 1” looks into compostable materials that can be used for disposable food packaging. To clarify, the term “compostable” applies to solid biodegradable materials, which through the process of decomposition and decay are broken down into nutrient-rich matter. In response to the growing demand for a circular economy, the FMCG packaging industry […]

Material Monday on Food Packaging: CocoForm

Material Monday on Food Packaging: CocoForm

Posted 3 July by Katie Kubrak

In July, the new edition of “Material Monday: Series 1” examines materials that can be used for food packaging. This week Seetal Solanki of Ma-tt-er discusses CocoForm, a natural and more responsible alternative packaging solution for the food industry that can be molded into custom shape. Made from 60% coir, which are the coconut fibres, and […]

New Shape of Material Monday

Posted 3 July by Katie Kubrak

At Nirvana, we believe materials have the power to turn a good idea into a great one. That’s why we spend our time in pursuit of innovative and inspiring products and processes that can do just that. Our Material Monday posts, published on a weekly basis, are a demonstration of this. They provide an online place […]