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.
The book includes 52 intriguing and interactive materials. There are several options for obscuring the view through a material, from texture to thin-film interference; and in some cases changing the colour and/or transparency depending on the position of the viewer. Reactive (smart) materials do it by themselves, shifting through different colours, shades or transparencies according to environmental factors such as heat, light and moisture.
ETHEREAL includes an inspiring range of materials including plastics, composites, glass, concrete and textiles; a beautiful palette of materials to inspire design projects and enrich our environment.
Colour & pattern
Light & texture