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"Materials First," curated by materials expert Chris Lefteri, utilizes cardboard to shape horizontal and vertical planes, aiming to place materials at the core of the creative process. Simultaneously, it embodies the concept of circular design. This initiative collaborates with numerous exhibitors from Design Shanghai, transforming easily disassembled structural installations into transport props after the exhibition. It seamlessly combines cutting-edge materials, sustainable design, aesthetics, and functionality.

2024 Materials Highlights

Waste Materials

  • Oceanic - Ocean Fabric Waste
  • Kvadrat Really Recycled Textile
  • Injection Mouldable Leather
  • C・Coating
  • Alkemi-copper
  • Alkemi -acrylic
  • Ecoallene®
  • BAUX Recycled Acoustic PET
  • Malai Fabric
  • Stone Cycling Waste Based Bricks®
  • GMEGA_recycled oyster shell fiber
  • Buxkin Recycled Italian Shoes
  • Shine Recycled Felt
  • Makrolon RE -PC from Cooking Oil
  • Newtab-22
  • Charcoal Grecipie
  • CIRCAL Recycled AL
  • ISKO
  • Cross laminated surfaces
  • Seed Paper
  • Orion Recycled PP Fabric
  • OSB Colour Panel
  • Deco-Deco
  • Denim recycling board
  • Denim fibre stone
  • Coffee grounds resin board
  • Coffee grounds artificial stone
  • Coffee ground leather
  • Floral Grass Panel
  • Recycled nylon carpet
  • Recycled glass
  • Building solid waste glass brick
  • Fly ash glass
  • Geopolymer bricks
  • Carbon-fixing stone
  • recycled plastic
  • Fruit scum leather
  • Recycled milk carton paper
  • Recycled corrugated board
  • Garden waste grass recycled paper
  • Navy camouflage stone
  • Linseed oil floor
  • Eggshell ceramics

Waste

  • UPM Formi / GP40
  • Tritan® Tenite
  • FixIts
  • Wastea
  • Karuun® Shine
  • Sofa Brick Cork
  • ORGANOID® Swiss Grass
  • Varian®
  • Baux_pulp
  • Pulped Paper
  • Sizopreg Natural Fibre Composite
  • BAUX Acoustic Wood Wool
  • Foresso Wood Waste
  • Seagrass Carpet
  • Piñatex® - Pineapple Leather-
  • Ahimsa™ - Silk
  • REDUXA Low Carbon AL
  • 3D Kitting
  • GMEGA Coffee Fibers
  • Chemically Recycled Co-Polyester
  • Laser Marking
  • Enhanced Injection Moulding Tech
  • Haptex Synthetic PU
  • PaperFoam®
  • Barktex® - Fabric from Trees-
  • Puretree Cork Fabric
  • GMEGA_Milk protein Fiber
  • Jute board
  • Panda poo paper
  • Recycled wool decorative board
  • Bacterial brick
  • Transparent wood
  • No glue straw board

Bio-materials

  • Infinergy®
  • Lenticular Film
  • Fire Edge Acrylic
  • Nextrema® - The next generation of high-performance glass ceramic
  • Shape Change Metal
  • Nano Perforations
  • Laedana Faux Leather
  • Laser Marking On Plastic
  • ODB Acoustics
  • Super Elastic Metal
  • Laedana

2023 Highlights