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INVENTABLES : FIND NEW MATERIALS


Inventables is a Chicago-based resource/store that showcases groundbreakinginnovations in the material world. They include everything from TemperatureSensitive Fabrics to Glass, Heat Shielding Gels, Luminescent materials, Shape Memory Polymers and much more. www.inventables.com

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MATERIA : MATERIALIZE THE FUTURE 

Netherlands-based Materia not only features the latest from innovative materials and artists who use them but also has a materials search engine that links you to the companies that produce these materials, for free! (You must sign up first in order to access the free search engine). www.materia.nl

One of their featured artists is Berlin-based designer/architect, Werner Aisslinger, who created the ‘Hemp Chair.’ These monochairs are stackable and are “moulded under heat with a special ecological glue resulting in a sustainable composite material. Check it out here

Other materials/process innovations featured on the site:

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