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: Masters of Craft Brochures & Catalogues Part 3/3

Material Monday: Masters of Craft Brochures & Catalogues Part 3/3

Posted Yesterday by Katie Kubrak

This Material Monday we finish our mini Creative Brochures & Catalogues series by acknowledging the skill and virtuosity of masters in the field of bookbinding. We take great honour of being able to introduce and present to you works by Don Glaister, Louise Bescond, Odette Drapeau and Bookbinding Out of the Box Studio. Don Glaister […]

Material Monday Industry Insight: Milan Design Week 2019

Material Monday Industry Insight: Milan Design Week 2019

Posted 15 April by Katie Kubrak

April is an exciting month. Not only it kicks off with few practical jokes and time change but it also brings one of the most exciting events in the creative community – Milan Design Week. This year it the event run from 9th till 14th April. As expected, there were several must not miss highlights […]

Material Monday: Binding Finishes for Brochures & Catalogues Part 2/3

Material Monday: Binding Finishes for Brochures & Catalogues Part 2/3

Posted 8 April by Katie Kubrak

This Material Monday we continue looking at a printed medium that may sometimes come across as boring, banal and not exciting – brochures and catalogues. With this post we review some creative alternatives to classic binding techniques and aim to offer you tips on how to infuse a bit more excitement into such design.   […]

Material Monday: Binding Finishes for Brochures & Catalogues Part 1/3

Material Monday: Binding Finishes for Brochures & Catalogues Part 1/3

Posted 1 April by Katie Kubrak

This Material Monday we look at a printed medium that may sometimes come across as boring, banal and not exciting – brochures and catalogues. With this post we aim to offer you tips on how to infuse a bit more excitement into such design by going through a range of possible binding techniques. With myriad […]

Material Monday Industry Special: Coca Cola Sensorium

Material Monday Industry Special: Coca Cola Sensorium

Posted 5 November 2018 by Katie Kubrak

London is a backdrop to some of the most fascinating exhibitions and events. This Material Monday we review Coca Cola Sensorium experience that is on until 5th November. The affair begun with signing a disclaimer, through which, each participant needed to consent to a standard agreement with Coca Cola UK as the organiser. Standing in […]