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

Sustainable Stories: 70% of Aluminium ever made remains in use today

Sustainable Stories: 70% of Aluminium ever made remains in use today

Posted 4 November by Katie Kubrak

This Material Monday, as part of the “Sustainable Stories” exhibition follow up, we dive into the world of aluminium. To start, you might rightfully ask – “But why did you guys focus on aluminium? After all, it consumes vast amounts of energy, so perhaps it’s not that sustainable?” These questions would be very valid, as […]

Sustainable Stories: How much water does it take to produce one pair of cotton jeans?

Sustainable Stories: How much water does it take to produce one pair of cotton jeans?

Posted 11 November by Katie Kubrak

One of the most precious resources we have on the planet is water. The ocean is the most powerful force on the planet, feeding us and everything around us. Yet, the most important feature about it tends to be lost – 70% of oxygen we breath comes from oceans, not trees. While oceans are composed […]

Sustainable Stories: The milkman had it right

Sustainable Stories: The milkman had it right

Posted 28 October by Katie Kubrak

Over the next several weeks, Material Monday will become a platform where we will cover more information with regards to the “Sustainable Stories” exhibition launched during London Design Festival 2019. This follow up series will consist of 5 posts, each covering one of the stories we’ve curated for you. These include: glass, aluminium, cotton, paper and […]

London Design Festival 2019:

London Design Festival 2019: "Sustainable Stories" Exhibition

Posted Last Saturday by Katie Kubrak

Nirvana CPH presents the ‘Sustainable Stories’ Exhibition at the London Design Festival 2019. Nirvana CPH is delighted to announce its ‘Sustainable Stories’ Exhibition at the London Design Festival in collaboration with SharpEnd from 18th September 2019 – 16th October 2019. The exhibition is hosted at the G . F Smith Show Space; alongside their collection of […]

Material Monday: The future of colour is plant waste

Material Monday: The future of colour is plant waste

Posted 2 September by Katie Kubrak

In pursuit of making our world more sustainable, it is important that we look through every aspect of the production process to ensure no stone is left unturned. Adding colour is significant in any design process, but the potential impact of creating dyes isn’t always considered. If we are researching into what could make product […]