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 Sustainable Series Material - Eco Excite: Bamboo

Material Monday Sustainable Series Material - Eco Excite: Bamboo

Posted Last Wednesday by Katie Kubrak

In one of our recent articles we wrote about the importance of understanding the lifecycle of the material for the purpose of defining its impact on the environment (link to the full article here). There, we mentioned that lifecycle can be broken down into four key elements: raw material, manufacturing, use and disposal. This Material […]

Sustainable Series Industry Buzz - Luxe Pack Paris 2019

Sustainable Series Industry Buzz - Luxe Pack Paris 2019

Posted 10 June by Katie Kubrak

At a time of major societal and environmental changes, the players in the luxury industry are now reflecting on how to best respond to expectations while reconciling the most important aspects of their industry. To exchange our thoughts and experiences with other specialists in the field our Materials & Insight team has attended a conference […]

Material Monday Sustainable Series Insight: Circular Economy

Material Monday Sustainable Series Insight: Circular Economy

Posted 3 June by Katie Kubrak

Raw materials are fundamental in the production of all packaging, goods and products used in everyday life. Their availability stands in correlation to pricing, which directly translates into growth and competitiveness of the brand. A range of factors, such as growth of electrical and electronic equipment industry (EEE), continue to influence an increased demand for […]

Material Monday Sustainable Series Material: Eco Excite – Bahia Denim

Material Monday Sustainable Series Material: Eco Excite – Bahia Denim

Posted 27 May by Katie Kubrak

Last week we discussed that when drafting a story for your product, brand or space you need to understand the lifecycle of designated material in order to find its environmental statement. In result, we mentioned that one of the key elements to creating most sustainable story lies in the origin of the raw material. With […]

Material Monday Sustainable Series Insight: Lifecycle to Terminology

Material Monday Sustainable Series Insight: Lifecycle to Terminology

Posted Last Saturday by Katie Kubrak

Nelson Mandela is recognised for stating that “education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world”. This is not only true in reference to the social injustice but also with regards to the environmental issues we face today. Only through education and understanding of materials and associated terminology we can […]