Material ConneXion Database
At Material ConneXion, we believe every idea has a material solution. We help designers leverage material innovation to create better products.
Access Our Database
Material Connexion owns the world’s largest database of innovative materials and processes covering the fields of architecture, industrial design, interior design, fashion design, textiles and more. It includes over 7500 materials representing eight categories: carbon-based materials, cement-based materials, ceramics, glass, metals, natural materials and derivatives, polymers and processes. This database provides comprehensive product information, technical specifications, application information, manufacturer and distributor contact information, and images for each material in the collection. 40-50 new materials are independently juried into our collection every month.Material ConneXion database subscribers also get Monthly Material Update reports (latest MMU here) and full access to our physical materials library in New York City. We welcome and encourage student and class visits!Some of our database subscribers include Nike, 3.1 Philip Lim, Opening Ceremony, Public School, Marc Jacobs, Lulu Lemon, Parsons School of Design, FIDM and RISD.Free database trials are available. Please email Jacquelyn Wilson (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.
Build a Library of Your Own
We work with top universities to create unique, materials-based learning experiences for students around the world. We’ve created over 25 material installations at establishments such as KEA Copenhagen School of Design and Technology, Kendall College of Art and Design (click here for images), and Hong Kong Polytechnic University (click here for images). These libraries make a big impact and are essential in helping students explore and understand the material landscape.
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