RETHINK MATERIALS WITHIN SPACES
Colab, the first purpose-built material library in the UAE based in Dubai Design District (d3), will be creating an experiential space called 'RETHINK' featuring 150 unique, quirky and creative materials in the format of a materials library pop-up at INDEX Exhibition.
RETHINK aims to educate and inspire the design and build community by expanding their material palette, highlighting ways they could work with new and existing materials. Architects and interior designers will be able to explore a range of both commercially available materials and cutting-edge innovative materials and connect with a global pool of suppliers.
The focus is not just on the materials, but also the ways in which specifiers can relook their material specification to be more responsible with material usage, consumption and waste.
A PEEK AT WHAT'S GOING TO BE THERE
Carbon Craft Tile
An architectural intervention to make Climate Change Action accessible for all, the Carbon Tile is the first tile 'Made with Air Pollution’. Using a 200-year old tile making technique, Carbon Craft Design is able to integrate air pollution into the mix thereby lowering the carbon footprint of each tile.
An innovative manufacturer of technically high-quality elements, the core competence of Design Composite lies mainly in the bonding of different high-tech materials to new sandwich elements.
Dukta is a unique incision process that makes wood and wood-based materials flexible. The incisions give the material almost textile properties and its areas of application and qualities are considerably expanded.
Made in Britain using wood waste from sawmills, Foresso is a new material composed of timber offcuts and left-overs, planing waste and wood dust, a 0% VOC bio-based resin, mineral powders and waste lime plaster cast onto an 18mm 100% FSC-certified birch plywood substrate.
HERADESIGN® wood wool acoustic solutions open up an almost infinite variety of high quality designs including custom shapes, sizes and colours to make an essential contribution to creating ecological, liveable spaces.
Natural Stone Layers
Natural Stone Layers are a new and innovative material for any type of interior or exterior application. They are bendable and flexible, hence can be applied on round surfaces, wet areas and are a great alternative to heavy stone and paint.
A patina is a surface coating on a bare metal surface formed by a chemical reaction. It is different from applied coatings like painting and powder coating in that the effect is caused by reacting a solution with the metal surface.
Founded in 2018, Plasticiet aims to process large volumes of plastic waste, and transform it into a sustainable material. With a visual language inspired by the primal beauty of natural stone, Plasticiet creates building blocks that can be used for all kinds of purposes.
Pretty Plastic is a cladding material that gives discarded building products a second life. Made of old window frames, downspouts, and rain gutters, Pretty Plastic shows that waste can become beautiful.
Radianz® is made with natural quartz, unsaturated polyester resins and mineral pigments. It is fused together by a compression molding process to create a high-quality building material.