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 Materials Talk Series: “Radical Matter - Materials for sustainable future” with Julian Ellerby

Sustainable Materials Talk Series: “Radical Matter - Materials for sustainable future” with Julian Ellerby

Posted Last Thursday by Katie Kubrak

As part of our ‘Material Monday’ articles, we have been featuring the highlights from a night of talks on the topic of “Sustainable Materials” we curated for the “Sustainable Stories” exhibition launched London Design Festival 2019. This week we present the last talk corresponding to the aforementioned theme – “Radical Matter – Materials for a […]

Sustainable Materials Talk Series: “What are compostable plastics?” with Gary Tee

Sustainable Materials Talk Series: “What are compostable plastics?” with Gary Tee

Posted 10 February by Katie Kubrak

This Monday, as part of our Material Monday articles, we publish highlights from the talk by Gary Tee, in which he demystifies “What are compostable plastics?” by comprehensively explaining origin, resources and production of this material. Gary Tee is a packaging professional specialising in sustainable and flexible biomaterials that are compostable and a Sales Director […]

Sustainable Materials Talk Series: “Future of materials is plastic-free” with Sian Sutherland

Sustainable Materials Talk Series: “Future of materials is plastic-free” with Sian Sutherland

Posted 3 February by Katie Kubrak

Today, as part of our Material Monday articles, we publish highlights from the talk by Sian Sutherland, in which she proves why the “Future of materials is plastic-free”. Sian co-founded A Plastic Planet with Frederikke MagnussenIn, which is a social impact non-profit with a single goal – to ignite and inspire the world to turn […]

Sustainable Materials Talk Series: “How to write sustainable stories with CMF Design?” with Katie Kubrak

Sustainable Materials Talk Series: “How to write sustainable stories with CMF Design?” with Katie Kubrak

Posted 27 January by Katie Kubrak

In the coming weeks, as part of our ‘Material Monday’ series, we’ll be featuring the highlights of the talks delivered by an impressive roster from across the creative industries. Firstly, we share the “Sustainable Materials” talk series which features great insight from the likes of Katie Kubrak (Nirvana CPH), Sian Sutherland (A Plastic Planet), Gary Tee […]

Sustainable Stories: How to use plastic responsibly? What’s the solution to the plastic problem?

Sustainable Stories: How to use plastic responsibly? What’s the solution to the plastic problem?

Posted Today by Katie Kubrak

Prior to 1950, reusable packaging had a nearly 96% return rate. By 1978, this had dropped to 5%, whilst the popularity of plastic rocketed. Very affordable production and competitive pricing of the material also influenced its low perceived value. It was just over a decade later, when researchers noted recycling issues with plastic and also […]