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 Beauty Packaging: Differentiating Surfaces

Material Monday on Beauty Packaging: Differentiating Surfaces

Posted Last Monday by Katie Kubrak

Being at the heart of luxury beauty industry, in order to bring surfaces to life, we continually challenge creative production through merging surprising effects with inspirational materials. On the grounds of an e-commerce beauty experience being heavily focused on a visual aesthetic, this week in “Material Monday: Series 1”, we explore how packaging, the only physical […]

Material Monday on Beauty Packaging: Textile & Label Ornamentation

Material Monday on Beauty Packaging: Textile & Label Ornamentation

Posted 11 September by Katie Kubrak

In a rapidly growing e-commerce reality of beauty packaging sector the humble bottle, box or casing can prove to be an exceptionally versatile touch point of engaging with customer. This “Material Monday: Series 1” Seetal Solanki of Ma-tt-er discusses how brands could translate their in store tactile experience through the use of textiles as ornament […]

Material Monday on Beauty Packaging: Wooden Caps & Lids

Material Monday on Beauty Packaging: Wooden Caps & Lids

Posted 4 September by Katie Kubrak

With the global cosmetics market estimated to reach approximately $77 billion by 2020, this month, “Material Monday: Series 1” explores how responsible eco-packaging solutions can better differentiate your product in the light of a new generation of consumers that value the organic origins of the ingredients and low environmental impact of its packaging. This week focusing on […]

Material Monday on Jewellery Packaging: Natural Composite Stories

Material Monday on Jewellery Packaging: Natural Composite Stories

Posted 28 August by Katie Kubrak

Composite materials have long been associated with the jewellery making industry. With metals like gold, being too soft in its pure state, they needed to be mixed with composites that would strengthen it and let it last longer. The same method can be applied to the material for jewellery packaging. In this week’s “Material Monday: […]

Material Monday on Jewellery Packaging: Eye Catching Prints

Material Monday on Jewellery Packaging: Eye Catching Prints

Posted Last Thursday by Katie Kubrak

Printing is a must have finishing technique for any premium jewellery packaging. It has the power to transform an ordinary aesthetic into an exceptional surface. Effectively, in this week’s article for “Material Monday: Series 1”, we explore a novel printing process that accomplishes eye catching prints. 3D Evolution, developed by Merck Chemicals in collaboration with […]