Material ConneXion Exhibits at Salone del Mobile 2013
April 2013 - Material ConneXion, the world's largest library of innovative, advanced, and sustainable materials, is taking part in the 52nd edition of the internationally acclaimed Salone Internazionale del Mobile, in Milan, Italy, from April 9-14. Read More>
Material ConneXion Announces its 10th Global Location to Open in Japan in October, 2013
March 2013 - We are pleased to announce the opening of our 10th international library, located in Tokyo, Japan. Material ConneXion Tokyo will be licensed to Japanese printing giant Nissha Printing Co., Ltd. With more than 3,000 employees and 23 subsidiaries, Nissha is a key player in the materials business. Read More>
Material Runway: Material ConneXion Exhibits at Manhattan's Ace Hotel During New York Fashion Week
January 2013 - For New York Fashion Week, Material ConneXion is launching "Material Runway," an exhibit open to the public from February 9th to the 25th at Ace Hotel. Designed to shwocase materials that can add innovation to the catwalk, "Material Runway" features a selection of eight of the most advanced materials from the Material ConneXion library. Read More>
SANDOW Appoints Jessica Kleiman as Executive Vice President, Communications
November 2012 - SANDOW, a leader in building multi-platform brands that meet at the intersection of luxury and design, has named Jessica Kleiman as EVP, communications. In this newly created position, Kleiman will manage internal and external corporate communications as well as all PR efforts for the company and its various brands, which include Culture + Commerce, Fred Segal, Furniture Today Group, Interior Design, Luxe Interiors + Design, Material ConneXion, NewBeauty and Worth. Read More>
Material ConneXion Expands in Europe with Opening in Skövde and Tibro, Sweden
November 2012 - Material ConneXion is pleased to announce the opening of a satellite office in Tibro, Sweden and its fourth European location in Skövde, Sweden. The permanent space will open in January 2013 with a collection of 500 carefully curated materials. In addition, this location will offer Nordic European companies the same wide array of material innovation services as the other nine international offices: materials research, material sourcing, new product development and innovation consulting. Read More>
Material ConneXion Announces New Exhibit - Faster, Higher, Stronger: The Materials of Sport
July 2012 - Material ConneXion announced a new exhibition that showcases the latest material innovation and trends in the sports arena at its headquarters in New York. The exhibit includes some of the best in-class examples from Speedo, Nike, Hermes, Puma, Zai Skis, New Era, Vibram and many others, some of which were featured in action at the London Olympic Games and are on show from July 31st through the 28th of September. Read More>
Material ConneXion Announces the Winner of the Third Annual MEDIUM Award for Material of the Year
May 2012 - Material ConneXion announced the winner of the third annual MEDIUM Award for Material of the year, naming Netherlands-based DyeCoo Textile Systems B.V. as the winner. The award recognizes materials and processes juried into the company's materials library within the past year that demonstrate outstanding technological innovation and the potential to make a significant contribution to the advancement of design, industry, society and the economy. Read More>
Material ConneXion Opens Shanghai Location
January 2012 - Following the success of Material ConneXion Beijing, a new Shanghai location was inaugurated on January 4th. The locations in Beijing and Shanghai, and by the end of 2012, Guangzhou, provide a strategic beachhead for material development, research and outsourcing in a country that is so prominent in this field. Read More>
Material ConneXion Appoints Tiffany Vasilchik VP Consulting
November 2011 - We are pleased to announce the appointment of Tiffany Vasilchik to the position of VP Consul. As part of her role, she will oversee business development of the Consulting Division of Material ConneXion. Vasilchik brings over twenty years of international experience in marketing, brand strategy and innovation to the role. Read More>
Material ConneXion Expands Global Reach with Second Location in Korea
August 2011 - We are pleased to announce the expansion of our worldwide reach with the addition of Seoul, our second location in Korea. Howesed within the Seoul Design Support Center (SDSC), which aims to strengthen the city's design industry, Material ConneXion Seoul is scheduled to open its doors on November 28, 2011, with a soft opening in September. Read More>
Material ConneXion Presents Thai Materials
July 2011 - We are pleased to present an exhibition celebrating the creativity, diversity and ingenuity of materials made in Thailand. First presented at the Thailand Creative & Design Center in Bangkok in 2010, Thai Materials tells the story of contemporary Thai design as a driver of economic growth in Thailand through a look at some of the most intriguing Thai materials inducted into Material ConneXion's global ibrary in recent years. The exhibition will be on display from July 19 - August 31, 2011. Read More>
Material ConneXion Presents the New York Debut of Stefan Lindfors Light Works Exhibition
June 2011 - We are pleased to present an exhibition by the multi-talented, Finnish-born artist and designer, Stefan Lindfors. The show, which will be on view at Material ConneXion's New York City headquarters at 60 Madison Avenue from June 21 - July 8, 2011, will feature an installation of Lindfors' internationally-acclaimed Light Works. Read More>
Sandow Acquires Material ConneXion and Culture & Commerce, Inc.
June 1, 2011 - Sandow announced today it has acquired Material ConneXion, Inc., and its sister company, Culture & Commerce Inc. The acquisition marks an important step forward in the growth of both companies, as well as for Sandow as it continues to expand its services and further solidifies its position in the design world. Read More>
Material ConneXion Expands to China
May 2011 - New York-based global materials consultancy Material ConneXion announced today plans to expand its international operations with the launch of 10 locations throughout China by 2017. Material ConneXion's first office in China is scheduled to open in Beijing in October 2011, followed by locations in Shanghai in March 2012 and Guangzhou in the 3rd quarter of 2012. Read More>
Material ConneXion to Exhibit at ICFF
May 2011 - New York-based global materials consultancy Material ConneXion will present an exhibition of the latest maerial advancements for architecture and design at this year's International Contemporary Furniture Fair in New York City. The informative and inspirational display, located in Booth #1348, will serve as the gateway to Materials Matter™, a special ICFF exhibit showcasing new products by material manufacturers working at the forefront of innovation. Read More>
Material ConneXion Expands Global Reach with New Location in Turkey
April 2011 - Material ConneXion is expanding its worldwide reach with the launch of its latest location, this one in Istanbul, Turkey. Scheduled to open in June 2011, Material ConneXion Istanbul will be housed within The Building Information Center (YEM), an organization dedicated to the promotion and exchange of materials information and resources in the architecture industry. Read More>
Material ConneXion Milano relocates its Materials Library to Triennale Bovisa
April 2011 - Material ConneXion Milano - the Italian Branch of New York-based global materials consultancy Material ConneXion - has relocated its Milan headquarters to a larger space within the Triennale Bovisa, a venue for contemporary art and design that is a part of La Triennale di Milano, home to Italy's Design Museum. In addition to an expanded Materials Library and corporate offices, Material ConneXion Milano, located in Triennale Bovisa's right wing, now includes a permament exhibition space for innovative material programs which will be developed in collaboration with the Triennale's curatorial team. Read More>
Lucite's 75th Anniversary to Take Place at Material ConneXion
February 2011 - Lucite International, owner of the LuciteLux brand will unveil winners of its Carry Me! Handbag design competition as part of a 75th Anniversary exhibition at Material ConneXion. In addition to prototypes of three winning designs, Lucite will showcase a rare collection of vintage handbags that inspired the competition as well as a seies of current product applications in a wide range of industries - from architecture and retail design to industrial design that demonstrate the material's numerous possibilities. Read More>
Material ConneXion Announces MEDIUM Award for Material of the Year
February 2011 - Material ConneXion announces Novacem's Carbon Negative Cement as the winner of its second annual MEDIUM Award for Material of the Year. The award recognizes materials juried into company's Materials Library in 2010 that demonstrate outstanding technological innovation and the potential to make a significant contribution to the advancement of design, industry, society and economy. Read More>
George M. Beylerian Receives MAD's Design Visionary Award
November 2010 - Material ConneXion congratulates our Founder & CEO George M. Beylerian on receiving the 2010 Design Visionary Award from the Museum of Arts and Design. The museum's highest honor, the Visionaries! 2010 Awards are bestowed upon exceptional individuals for lifetime achievement and contributions to the arts, design and education. Read More>
Material ConenXion to present at Habitare, September 1-5, 2010
September 2010 -Material ConneXion will present an exhibition highlighting the latest advancements in materials innovation at Habitare, Finland's largest furniture and design fair, on view at the Helsinki Convention Center from September 1-5, 2010... Read More>
Garmento, presented by Material ConneXion, wins 2010 ICFF Editors Award
May 20, 2010 - Garmento, a material presented by Material ConneXion at the 2010 International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF), has won the 2010 ICFF Editors Award for best material. The rigid, lightweight, solid panel made from recycled denim was... Read More>
Material ConneXion to Exhibit at ICFF, May 15-18, 2010
Exhibition to highlight PUMA's new sustainable packaging and distribution system
May 14, 2010 - A dynamic installation showcasing recent breakthroughs in materials innovation and design by New York-based global materials consultancy Material ConneXion opens tomorrow at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair in New York City. Read More>
America's Top Fashion Designers Gather to Celebrate Launch of
Fashion Center Sidewalk Catwalk
March 31, 2010 - Material ConneXion hosts the kick-off reception for the Fashion Center Sidewalk Catwalk, a public art project that will bring more than 30 one-of-a-kind words of art and fashion to Broadway this summer. Read More>
Material ConneXion Announces First MEDIUM Award for Material of the Year
November 23, 2009 - Material ConneXion has announced the launch of its first annual MEDIUM Award for Material of the Year, naming UK-based company Concrete Canvas's Concrete Cloth as the inaugural winner. Read More>
"Bits 'n Pieces" to debut at Material ConneXion, November 4-December 4, 2009
October 8, 2009 - Material ConneXion will premier Bits 'n Pieces, an interactive travelling exhibition exploring the rapidly advancing technologies and new materials transforming the world of design. Curated by Dutch and Belgian designers, the exhibition will feature work by an international group of designers, architects, computer scientists and material and technology researchers that anticipates the next phase of the digital revolution. Read More>
Material ConneXion and Milliken Present New Possibilities for Polypropylene
in "The Beauty of Transparency," September 14-25, 2009
August 24, 2009 - Material ConneXion will host "The Beauty of Transparency," an exhibition showcasing a wide array of designs using polypropylene (PP) clarified with Milliken's Millad NX800 and enhanced with Milliken's ClearTint colorants. Read More>
Material ConneXion to present "Beyond the Surface," an exhibition by
Forms+Surfaces, from October 1-30, 2009
July 30, 2009 - Material ConneXion will present an exhibition of new products and groundbreaking materials by Forms+Surfaces, one of the world's most advanced design and manufacturing resources, in its New York City showroom. Read More>
Material ConneXion presents an exhibition of winners from
I.D. Magazine's 55th Annual Design Review, June 25-August 21, 2009
June 25, 2009 - Material ConneXion is pleased to announce that an exhibition of winners from I.D. magazine's Annual Design Review is now on view in its New York headquarters through August 21, 2009. Read More>
Material ConneXion to Present its "Innovation Lab" at the
International Contemporary Furniture Fair, May 16-19, 2009
May 12, 2009 - Material ConneXion will present its Innovation Lab - a dynamic exploration center featuring the latest material innovations and a selection of groundbreaking products - at this year's International Contemporary Furniture Fair in New York City. Read More>
Material ConneXion and Material ConneXion Milano to Exhibit "Sustain Innovate"
at the Salone Internazionale del Mobile, April 22-27, 2009
April 14, 2009 - Material ConneXion will collaborate with Material ConneXion Milano to present "Sustain Innovate," a dynamic showcase of the latest sustainable and innovative materials at this year's Salone Internazionale del Mobile in Milan. Read More>
Material ConneXion Presents First Retrospective of Seminal Designer Neal Small
March 24, 2009 - Material ConneXion will celebrate the opening of its New York City headquarters with the first retrospective of work by seminal American designer Neal Small. Renowned for his pioneering use of materials like Plexiglas and Lucite to create furniture and lighting in the '60's and '70's, Small's work is featured in such institutions as The Museum of Modern Art, The Smithsonian Institution and the Walker Art Center. Read More >
Material ConneXion Relocates New York City Headquarters
November 13, 2008 - Material ConneXion announced today the relocation of its New York City headquarters to 60 Madison Avenue, between 26th and 27th streets. The move from 127 west 25th Street, its location since 2001, to a 12,000 square foot space on the second-floor of a land-marked building one block north of Madison Square Park signals an important expansion for the materials consultancy.
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Material ConneXion opens first Innovation Lab at Haworth
May 2008 - Material ConneXion has opened its first Innovation Lab inside the newly designed corporate headquarters of Haworth, Inc. in Holland, Michigan. The custom-built lab - a unique interactive exhibition of innovative materials and products tailored to Haworth's specific design needs - marks the introduction of a new Material ConneXion offering that expands upon the company's consulting and materials library services.
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Material ConneXion and Li Edelkoort to present LEFT/BRAIN/RIGHT
April 2008 - Material ConneXion and Li Edelkoort are teaming up to present two unique perspectives on the greening of architecture and design at LEFT/BRAIN/RIGHT. The two talks - "2010 - The Future of Sustainable Materials" and "Greening Perspectives 2010" - will be held during the International Cotemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) on Monday, May 19th, from 2-4 pm, at the Tishman Auditorium.
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Material ConneXion to host "Taction" by Fabric Images, Inc.
April 2008 - Material ConneXion will host "Taction," an exhibition designed by Fabric Images, Inc., a Chicago-based, worldwide supplier of fabric architecture, during ICFF. This unique architectural installation will be on view at Material ConneXion from May 14 - June 15, 2008.
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Material ConneXion to Exhibit at the 2008 Salone del Mobile
April 2008 - Material ConneXion will present "Sustainable Materials for a Better World," a comprehensive overview of the latest sustainable material trends, at this year's Salone Internazionale del Mobile in Milan, Italy, from April 16 - 22, 2008.
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Material ConneXion to Open New Location in Daegu, Korea, June 2008
March 26, 2008 - Material ConneXion is expanding its global reach in Asia with the establishment of its fourth international licesnsee, this one in Daegu Metropolitan City, Korea. Scheduled to open in June 2008, it will occupy the third-floor of the newly built Dawgu Gyeongbuk Design Center (DGDC), a twelve-story building dedicated to design and color.
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Material ConneXion Announces Promotion of Michele Caniato to President
March 25, 2008 - Material ConneXion announced today the promotion of Michele Caniato to President. Caniato has served as Executive Vice President of the company since 2005. Caniato will take the reigns from founder George M. Beylerian.
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Material ConneXion Adds Cradle to Cradle Materials to its Libraries
March 25, 2008 - Material ConneXion announced today the addition of Cradle to Cradle Assessed and Certified materials to each of its libraries in New York, Milan, Cologne and Bangkok.
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Ultra Materials: How Materials Innovation is Changing the World
November 2007 - Material ConneXion announced the publication of its second book, Ultra Materials: How Materials Innovation is Changing the World, by George M. Beylerian, founder of Material ConneXion, and Dr. Andrew Dent, PhD, Director of the Material ConneXion Materials Library, edited by Bradely Quinn.
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Material ConneXion, MBDC and EPEA Announce Strategic Collaboration
September 2007 - Material ConneXion, Inc., McDonough Braungart Design Chemistry, LLC, (MBDC) and the Environmental Protection Encouragement Agency (EPEA) announced today a groundbreaking strategic collaboration to create a global platform for developing innovative sustainable materials and products.
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