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: Marble Dust

Material Monday: Marble Dust

Posted Last Monday by Nirvana CPH

This week’s Material Monday focuses on the invisible resource marble dust, brought to you by Seetal Solanki of Ma-tt-er. Dust. A substance that wouldn’t traditionally be considered a material. However designer Mi Zhang a recent graduate from Material Futures at Central Saint Martins 2016 has been exploring this very idea into tangible objects for the […]

Material Monday: TWIST paper

Material Monday: TWIST paper

Posted 21 March by Nirvana CPH

TWIST is a unique paper designed to flex and twist without tearing. This paper range by Favini, is laminated with an opaque layer of cellulose bres which gives it this high tear resistant property. Available in a range of 12 colours, in a matte and glossy finish, this paper is very popular when producing notebooks, brochures, leaflets […]

Material Monday: Basalt

Material Monday: Basalt

Posted 13 March by Nirvana CPH

This week our regular contributor Seetal Solanki of Ma-tt-er will be exploring basalt as a material and its many variations. Basalt is a geological igneous rock that is now being used as a textile which has a very high thermal stability which could be applied into fireproof clothing or fabrics, tiles or crockery. Basalt is […]

Material Monday: Cork Rubber

Material Monday: Cork Rubber

Posted 6 March by Nirvana CPH

A combination of cork and rubber, Corkrubber is a material hybrid which is durable, warm to the touch and absorbs sound. Processed using typical thermoplastic processing methods, meaning that it can be formed into complex shapes or combined with other materials to create soft-touch areas or offer a cushioning shock absorbent effect. With a genuine […]

Material Monday: Paper

Material Monday: Paper

Posted Yesterday by Nirvana CPH

This week for Material Monday we will be focusing on the innovative uses of paper as a material brought to you by our regular contributor Seetal Solanki of Ma-tt-er. According to Wikipedia “Paper is a thin material produced by pressing together moist fibres of cellulose pulp derived from wood, rags or grasses, and drying them […]