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

Wooden Textiles – A Mixture Of Of Materials That Makes Wood Feel Soft. Image Courtesy of Interiors & Sources

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!

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

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

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A biodegradable packing material made from fungus.

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

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

Wooden Textiles – A Mixture Of Of Materials That Makes Wood Feel Soft. Image Courtesy of Interiors & Sources

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

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Cite: Galloway, Andrew. "Reflective Concrete, Wooden Textiles And More: Five Materials You Never Knew Existed" 14 Jun 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 20 Dec 2014. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=515794>
  • wafa yusra

    Weird .. but Awesome !

  • PSoteriou

    Amazing! Stunned with the mushroom material!

  • lumeny

    The so-called wool-aluminum is just a carpet with some sort of metallic pipes stuffed in, not a new material. Poorly documented post, I guess.