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Material Innovation

Product Design

Andrew H. Dent (Author), Leslie Sherr (Author)

With a Preface by Michele Caniato, With an Introduction by Allan Chochinov

Logo markA Thames & Hudson book

 

A first title in the ambitious series that identifies and examines the innovative materials that are transforming art, design, and technology practice

This volume on product design presents carefully selected products that showcase the innovative use of a particular material. The authors focus on specific product categories that include grown materials, surface fortification, advanced composites, additive manufacturing media, recycled materials, and the integration of electricity. A wide range of products spanning from medical equipment to clothing are featured, along with six specially commissioned visual narratives by experts in the field. The materials employed in each project are cross-referenced to an extensive illustrated materials directory containing detailed information on almost 100 materials—from hemp and kelp to titanium and biocomposite glass fibers.

Book Details

  • Paperback
  • June 2014
  • ISBN 978-0-500-29129-0
  • 7.5 × 9.5 in / 224 pages
  • Sales Territory: USA and Dependencies, Philippines and Canada.

Endorsements & Reviews

“An inspiring survey of existing materials and their applications as well as a comprehensive reference guide.” — Cool Hunting

“From cutting-edge technological advances to novel applications of tried-and-true methodologies, co-authors Andrew Dent, Ph.D, and Leslie Sherr present a well-curated selection of materials in an impressive series of highly visual, broadly informative compendia.” — Core 77

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