Materials technology is the single most important agent of change in our entire designed landscape, from the buildings in which we live and work to the clothes we wear
The third book in the Material Innovation series, features carefully selected packaging products that showcase the innovative use of a particular material. The book focuses on specific categories • sustainable packaging • functional forms • dispensing systems • advanced protection • interactive • mass craft Coverage of the projects is extensive, from ‘plantable’ packaging that can be buried in soil, later to emerge as a plant, to bottle labels that react to music and bespoke, collectible jars of Marmite XO.
Seven specially commissioned ‘visual narratives’ by experts in the field are included. The extensive illustrated materials directory contains detailed information on over 100 materials.
With a preface by Yves Béhar, CEO and founder of fuseproject, and an introduction by John Kirkby, Creative Director of Design Futures Packaging at Sheffield Hallam University, the texts are authoritative and yet also accessible. Clearly structured and illustrated with carefully selected images throughout, this book will connect material to reader and will inspire both students and professionals to pursue the optimal material for each specific application.
Andrew H. Dent, Ph.D., Vice President of Library and Materials Research at Material ConneXion®, leads a team of material experts to solve design challenges and help companies develop the products of tomorrow. Leslie Sherr has written extensively about architecture, design and gardens. As a brand strategist, she has worked for several leading communication design firms, most recently C&G Partners.