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 Sustainable Series Insight: Lifecycle to Terminology

Material Monday Sustainable Series Insight: Lifecycle to Terminology

Posted Last Monday by Katie Kubrak

Nelson Mandela is recognised for stating that “education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world”. This is not only true in reference to the social injustice but also with regards to the environmental issues we face today. Only through education and understanding of materials and associated terminology we can […]

Material Monday Sustainable Series Material: Eco Excite - Dinamica®

Material Monday Sustainable Series Material: Eco Excite - Dinamica®

Posted 13 May by Katie Kubrak

This Material Monday we dive into discussing an exciting green alternative to suede leather – Dinamica®. Owing to its innovative structure and excellent qualities this material is extraordinarily versatile in use, which reflects in a wide range of applicable industries. These include: automotive, aviation, upholstery, packaging, contract, marine, fashion, retail, POS and interiors. Dinamica® is […]

Material Monday Sustainable Series Insight: New Plastics Economy Global Commitment

Material Monday Sustainable Series Insight: New Plastics Economy Global Commitment

Posted 6 May by Katie Kubrak

Changing our habits, design mind set, and production is no longer a choice. It is a must. With this comes the big – HOW? For us, it’s similar. We often find ourselves scratching our heads trying to answer the same question. What are the more sustainable material alternatives? How can we ensure most environmentally conscious […]

Material Monday: Hand Woven Dream11

Material Monday: Hand Woven Dream11

Posted 29 April by Katie Kubrak

Dream11 is a unique pure metal fabric, which was made by experts in textiles and textiles machinery. These bespoke surfaces are made to order and entirely comprised of either stainless steel, copper, brass or a mix of different metals. Properties include: – Durable – Weather proof (stainless steel) – Elegant – Lightweight – Flexible It […]

Material Monday: Masters of Craft Brochures & Catalogues Part 3/3

Material Monday: Masters of Craft Brochures & Catalogues Part 3/3

Posted Last Wednesday by Katie Kubrak

This Material Monday we finish our mini Creative Brochures & Catalogues series by acknowledging the skill and virtuosity of masters in the field of bookbinding. We take great honour of being able to introduce and present to you works by Don Glaister, Louise Bescond, Odette Drapeau and Bookbinding Out of the Box Studio. Don Glaister […]