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 Stories Insight: Packaging Rewrapped Conference

Material Monday Sustainable Stories Insight: Packaging Rewrapped Conference

Posted Last Monday by Katie Kubrak

“We are the first generation to feel the effect of climate change but the last generation who can do anything about it.” Barack Obama   With the above quote in mind, this Material Monday we would like to share with you the insights and incredible experience we had while attending “Packaging Rewrapped”, a conference organised […]

Material Monday Sustainable Stories Eco Excite: Carrier Bag

Material Monday Sustainable Stories Eco Excite: Carrier Bag

Posted 8 July by Katie Kubrak

‘Sustainability’ tends to be a very fluid term these days, and when something means many things, does it mean anything at all? In recent years, we have witnessed many sides to the story of lightweight carrier bags and their alternatives. On the regional scale in the UK, consumers use approximately 10 billion lightweight carrier bags […]

Material Monday Sustainable Stories Insight: London Climate Action Week

Material Monday Sustainable Stories Insight: London Climate Action Week

Posted 1 July by Katie Kubrak

London is a world leader in climate action with a diverse concentration of businesses, NGOs and academic institutions working with governments and communities to develop and deliver solutions. Its businesses and organisations are a hub of expertise in finding solutions to cutting carbon emissions and adapting to the impact of climate change both locally and […]

Material Monday Sustainability Series Graduate Shows: Material Futures at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design

Material Monday Sustainability Series Graduate Shows: Material Futures at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design

Posted 24 June by Katie Kubrak

Earth is in crisis. NASA states that in 30 years all ice found on Arctic would have melted away. It will contribute to higher ocean levels and disturb ocean currents. 27% of all known species are close to extinction. Greenhouse gas emissions grew to over 6 gigatonnes. Stella McCartney advocates that “we arrived at a […]

Material Monday Sustainable Series Material - Eco Excite: Bamboo

Material Monday Sustainable Series Material - Eco Excite: Bamboo

Posted Last Wednesday by Katie Kubrak

In one of our recent articles we wrote about the importance of understanding the lifecycle of the material for the purpose of defining its impact on the environment (link to the full article here). There, we mentioned that lifecycle can be broken down into four key elements: raw material, manufacturing, use and disposal. This Material […]