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Containing over 70 unique colour samples, from copper to titanium and powdery neons to structural blues, this limited edition material book explores colour at its fullest.
This limited edition collection explores semi-transparent materials for design, architecture and fashion. From diffusion to dichroic and refraction to reflection, these materials create the opportunity for designers to play with light, colour and the surrounding environment.
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A limited edition collection exploring the beautiful world of technical textiles and smart fabrics. From titanium coated to knitted spacer and conductive to reflective, textiles provide a rich and diverse source of inspiration.
Make Material is an agency founded by Rob Thompson setup to translate trends into tangible and meaningful materials for design. As well as material research and development, Make Material publishes material sourcebooks available to buy. A new issue will be launched twice a year, providing a fresh set of samples for your library and to provoke the next generation of design. Follow the curation and production process on instagram
Rob Thompson is the author of seven design books that explore materials and manufacturing technology—from sustainability to aerospace composites and low-volume to mass-production. They have been translated many times and have become the industry's go-to reference. He is an internationally recognised expert on materials for design who has been involved in the development of a range of materials and products for global clients, including LG Electronics, P&G, Panasonic and Nokia. Rob contributes teaching and research to universities worldwide.
Rob has once again excelled. The latest Fragments collection is a wondrous selection of beautifully curated tints, and spectacular metallic from beetles and naturally occurring iridescence. Great job.
Jared Mankelow, Founder Objest
A stunning collection of inspiring materials that are beautifully packaged
Dan Black, Co-founder and Lead Designer, black+blum
Extremely interesting and beautifully conceived
Rosi Guadagno, Philips Lighting Italy SpA