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

The Most Sustainable Papers for 2021 – REMAKE by Favini

The Most Sustainable Papers for 2021 – REMAKE by Favini

Posted Last Monday by Katie Kubrak

At Nirvana CPH, we like to remind the brands we work with that sustainability cannot be designed backwards. Too often, projects are concepted, developed and designed, only for someone to cry, on the first day of production: ‘Wait! Is this sustainable?’ It doesn’t have to be this way. Asking big questions at the beginning of […]

The Most Sustainable Papers for 2021 - SYLVICTA by Arjowiggins

The Most Sustainable Papers for 2021 - SYLVICTA by Arjowiggins

Posted 16 November by Katie Kubrak

A few weeks back, we set out the key factors brands and designers should take into consideration when exploring and selecting sustainable papers (link here). From energy and water consumption to carbon emissions and recyclability, it is a simple checklist against which we can judge the suitability of the material for a particular brand or […]

Material Monday: The immersive fashion show of the future

Material Monday: The immersive fashion show of the future

Posted 2 November by Katie Kubrak

Burberry’s spring/summer 2021 show announcement stated that “Now more than ever, we have to reimagine, to change”. Sara Blonstein, an acclaimed fashion show producer, adds that “it’s the time to free ourselves from thinking that the old way is the only way”. With this in mind, many ponder how can an immersive, physical story of […]

Material Monday: 6 things to look out for when choosing sustainable papers

Material Monday: 6 things to look out for when choosing sustainable papers

Posted Last Thursday by Katie Kubrak

What to look out for when choosing sustainable papers? The multitude of papers available today may come across as overwhelming when wanting to select the most sustainable options that are relevant for the sustainable story you wish to write with your brand, packaging or product. Our Materials & Insights team wanted to share with you […]

Material Monday: “David Attenborough: A Life On Our Planet”

Material Monday: “David Attenborough: A Life On Our Planet”

Posted 5 October by Katie Kubrak

Sir David Attenborough is a man who needs no introductions as for decades he has captured our attention with wonderous stories and pictures of the natural world. Some of his most notable broadcasting contributions include The Blue Planet (2001), Planet Earth (2006), Frozen Planet (2011), Planet Earth II (2016) and other fabulous titles. By introducing […]