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

How to choose a Face Mask and material for it?

How to choose a Face Mask and material for it?

Posted 1 June by Katie Kubrak

The industrial world has almost come to a stop recently, and it’s gradually beginning to wake up. With the revival of our lives/practices, we might need to adopt new behaviours such as wearing face masks in public spaces. Every country is set to come up with its unique public guidance and regulation on the matter, […]

Six ways in which future-thinking brands support Covid19 crisis

Six ways in which future-thinking brands support Covid19 crisis

Posted 27 April by Katie Kubrak

This Material Monday we celebrate the efforts of brands, businesses and cross-industry partnerships that are offering the aid where it is needed most, while showcasing to their communities that the well-being of people will always take priority ahead of profit. So today, we want to champion all these who are embracing the collaborative spirit and […]

Sustainable Production Talk Series: “Sustainable Design for End of Life” with Richard Kirkman

Sustainable Production Talk Series: “Sustainable Design for End of Life” with Richard Kirkman

Posted 30 March by Katie Kubrak

In an exclusive interview, an established and globally recognised trendsetter – Li Edelkoort – told Dezeen that the Covid-19 crisis was causing a “quarantine of consumption”, which in turn will have a profound cultural and economic impact that will shape this decade. As people might travel less, buy more locally sourced everything and learn to […]

Sustainable Production Talk Series: “Sustainable Packaging Approach” with Nick Gumery

Sustainable Production Talk Series: “Sustainable Packaging Approach” with Nick Gumery

Posted 23 March by Katie Kubrak

During this period of social and economic uncertainty, we all are asked to adopt self-isolation and social distancing for the wider benefit. Acquiring more time to contemplate, read and enjoy little things in life, we also find the importance of questioning what professional practices we should carry forward in the midst of rapidly dropping emissions […]

Sustainable Production Talk Series: “Communities in Sustainable Production” with Carl Pratt

Sustainable Production Talk Series: “Communities in Sustainable Production” with Carl Pratt

Posted Last Wednesday by Katie Kubrak

Following the positive response to our recap from “Sustainable Materials” talk series, we now transition to the synopsis of individual talks presented during “Sustainable Production” talk series, which features insights from Carl Pratt (FuturePlanet), Nick Gumery (LUSH) and Richard Kirkman (Veolia UK & Ireland). This Monday, in these critical times, we revisit very relevant points […]