Material Innovation: Product Design
Andrew H. Dent, Leslie Sherr
Thames & Hudson, London, 2014
This volume features carefully selected products that showcase the innovative use of a particular material, focusing on specific categories of products – grown materials, surface fortification, advanced composites, additive manufacturing media, recycled materials and the integration of electricity. 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.
The coverage of the projects is extensive, from medical equipment to clothing, with materials ranging from hemp and kelp to titanium and biocomposite glass fibres. Six specially commissioned ‘visual narratives’ by experts in the field are included. The extensive illustrated materials directory contains detailed information on almost 100 materials.