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

London Design Festival 2019:

London Design Festival 2019: "Sustainable Stories" Exhibition

Posted Yesterday by Katie Kubrak

Nirvana CPH presents the ‘Sustainable Stories’ Exhibition at the London Design Festival 2019. Nirvana CPH is delighted to announce its ‘Sustainable Stories’ Exhibition at the London Design Festival in collaboration with SharpEnd from 18th September 2019 – 16th October 2019. The exhibition is hosted at the G . F Smith Show Space; alongside their collection of […]

Material Monday: The future of colour is plant waste

Material Monday: The future of colour is plant waste

Posted 2 September by Katie Kubrak

In pursuit of making our world more sustainable, it is important that we look through every aspect of the production process to ensure no stone is left unturned. Adding colour is significant in any design process, but the potential impact of creating dyes isn’t always considered. If we are researching into what could make product […]

Material Monday: What do global shoe brands do to enforce sustainability?

Material Monday: What do global shoe brands do to enforce sustainability?

Posted 26 August by Katie Kubrak

In this article we feature several case studies, which can help you understand the informed sustainable selection process. We thought it would be interesting to focus on Nike, as a global player, and discuss 5 of their sustainable sneaker stories. SUSTAINABLE STORY 1: on natural and plant-derived ingredients Synthetic and manufactured dyes are visible pollutants. They have been deemed […]

Material Monday: What is the impact of footwear on the environment?

Material Monday: What is the impact of footwear on the environment?

Posted 19 August by Katie Kubrak

One of the most staggering production numbers that does not get enough publicity is the number of shoes we make and buy annually. Shoes that are a non-recyclable product. So, let’s start by pointing out some facts and figures. In 2015, the worldwide footwear production reached 23 billion pairs. With a world population of 7.3 […]

Material Monday: How can I choose sustainable products?

Material Monday: How can I choose sustainable products?

Posted Last Thursday by Katie Kubrak

Sustainable living has been a highlight in popular culture for the past few years. As a result, consumer appetites and ‘sustainable’ product propositions are not slowing down. With this in mind, how can we sieve through the abundance of options and choose the one that is most sustainable for the planet? It all starts with […]