–mission of library:
The Rematerialise vision is to compile and maintain a versatile collection of 'Eco-Smart' materials, which by their very nature provide a range of environmentally responsible alternatives to other resource hungry materials. By tapping into both post-consumer and post-industrial waste streams, scrap and refuse otherwise destined for landfill is recycled and reused which reduces waste and maybe more importantly saves natural resources. It is unfortunate that many of these often-exciting new materials never make it into the wider market place and are tragically discontinued. Due to a lack of demand they just disappear
The Rematerialise vision is to compile and maintain a versatile collection of 'Eco-Smart' materials, which by their very nature provide a range of environmentally responsible alternatives to other resource hungry materials.
-Staff: Jakki Dehn/lecturer in Product and Furniture Design at Kingston University.
Jonathan Chapman/a research assistant and is responsible for both the sourcing of new materials and the design and development of this web site.
Nigel Ordish/as Head of 3D Design at Kingston University, has been responsible for initiating and managing the Rematerialise website project since 1998,
-the system of choosing materials for library:
–material search and clasification system on website:
The search 'streams' on the left of the page are split into 4 to give a number of routes into what you're looking for. This way you can get to what you want, whilst finding a few surprises along the way! By doing this we hope to present the collection as a creative tool in itself. One which will offer designers a catalyst' for inspiration by introducing you to new materials and their inherent properties, aesthetics etc.
Once you have found something interesting, hit the 'i' symbol to see images and contact information. Where you see a 'camera' symbol, a quick time movie may be viewed showing the material in action.
you cab search material by the groups