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 Industry Special: Tactility Speaks at Milan Design Week 2018

Material Monday Industry Special: Tactility Speaks at Milan Design Week 2018

Posted 23 April by Katie Kubrak

Milan Design Week is an event not to be missed. It always surprises, introduces latest trends and innovations, pushes boundaries of what design is through extraordinary exhibitions and brings together one of the largest creative crowds together. For these, and many other reasons (such as simply being huge fans and massive enthusiast of it), this […]

Material Monday Tactility Speaks: 3D Printed Fashion

Material Monday Tactility Speaks: 3D Printed Fashion

Posted Last Monday by Katie Kubrak

An exploration of unseen shapes, forms and material constructions has been gaining traction within the fashion industry. It is driven by a desire to create unimaginable contours alongside creative push for fabric innovation. In result, some of the designers embrace opportunities of 3D printing. This Material Monday we discuss some of the most exciting fashion […]

Material Monday Tactility Speaks: 3D Paper

Material Monday Tactility Speaks: 3D Paper

Posted 9 April by Katie Kubrak

Last couple of years has seen a tremendous range of developments within the area of 3D printing. One of the most explored fields includes the materials used for production. In result, numerous research programmes and companies focus to enable this process to be more sustainable, produce minimum waste and offer a selection of environmentally friendly […]

Material Monday: Tactility Speaks in Eggshells

Material Monday: Tactility Speaks in Eggshells

Posted 2 April by Katie Kubrak

Even though the long weekend is about to break, we remain egg-cited about the spring season ahead! To celebrate this wonderful time and bank holiday, this Material Monday, we have prepared something quite special for you. We look at eight egg-citing ways to use an abundance of – eggshells! Egg represents an organic shape that […]

Material Monday: Tactility Speaks through Bark cloth®

Material Monday: Tactility Speaks through Bark cloth®

Posted 26 March by Katie Kubrak

Material culture defines the relationship between physical ingredients, their purpose and influence over communities. Bark cloth is a unique example of this as over three hundred years it has established a special bond with Ugandan population. This Material Monday, we discuss its exceptional tactility, signature rust colour and product opportunities. It is a sustainable cloth […]