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Reflective Concrete, Wooden Textiles And More: Five Materials You Never Knew Existed

The following post is presented by ArchDaily Materials, our new US product catalog.

Recently, Interiors & Sources featured fourteen of the coolest materials they've come across in their 30-year history; the following post lists the five that most tickled our fancy. Enjoy!

BlingCrete - All of the functional properties of concrete, yet with a reflective quality.

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Courtesy of Interiors & Sources

ArboSkin - A bio-plastic product that can be worked like wood - CNC-milled, drilled, laminated, laser-cut, etc. - or injection molded/extruded into shapes. 

Courtesy of Interiors & Sources
Courtesy of Interiors & Sources

Mushroom MaterialsA biodegradable packing material made from fungus.

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Courtesy of Interiors & Sources

Wool-Aluminum - Wool with the structural stability of aluminum, so a rug can be transformed into a chair.

Courtesy of Interiors & Sources
Courtesy of Interiors & Sources

Wooden Textiles - Somewhere between hard and soft, wooden textiles can be easily manipulated.

Make sure to check out all fourteen materials at Interiors and Sources!

Interested in more Materials? Check out our new US product catalog, ArchDaily Materials.

Cite:Andrew Galloway. "Reflective Concrete, Wooden Textiles And More: Five Materials You Never Knew Existed" 14 Jun 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/515794/reflective-concrete-wooden-textiles-and-more-five-materials-you-never-knew-existed/>