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 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 Last Monday 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 16 March 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 […]

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 17 February 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 […]