Press relase: Materials Village at 100% design – London

Milan, September, 2014 – From 17th to 20th September 2014 Materials Village, a platform of events and initiatives dedicated to promote the culture of materials and related manufacturing companies, designed by Material ConneXion Italia, will take part at the twentieth edition of 100% Design in London – Earls Court London, Pavillon Eco, Design & Build, Stand M500.
100% Design is the most important design fair of the United Kingdom and takes place during the London Design Week. During this event, London becomes an important showcase where it will be possible to appreciate the most innovative design projects of emerging talents and meet design companies from all over the world.
On this occasion Materials Village’s stand is completely dedicated to the world of innovative and sustainable materials: with an exhibition of more than 100 material samples which visitors can experience, find technical information and contacts of manufacturers. All materials shown are chosen from the Materials Library, the most important online and onsite archive of innovative and sustainable materials and production process by Material ConneXion, with facilities in New York, Milan, Bangkok, Daegu, Istanbul, Skövde and Tokyo.
Materials Village will host two important innovation driven Italian companies:
– Oltremateria, shows a project which was conceived as a reference point for eco-sustainable living, where technological know-how joins the continuous search for innovative solutions in order to create eco-compatible environments, improving the current and future quality of life and safeguarding the ecosystem.
– Buzzi & Buzzi, a company aware of contemporary requests and languages, established both nationally and internationally, specializing in production of total recessed lighting products, through the study of innovative materials and the continuous improvement of quality and service.
As a Technical Partner there will be Roofingreen, a Turin-based company that designs, manufactures and markets a range of innovative solutions for the covering and insulation of ventilated surfaces, both horizontal and vertical.
Materials Village will also introduce the third edition of the Material Box, a selection of innovative material samples, chosen by Material ConneXion amongst the latest and most interesting products from Italian manufacturers. Material Box enables for the creation of a personal sample archive for design inspiration, for research or educational purposes. Material Box is divided into five themes (Interior, Exterior, Sustainability, Fashion and Accessories, special edition by SiExpo dedicated to Expo 2015) each with a specific sample selection. A 25% discount will be offered to new subscribers who will activate an annual membership to the Material ConneXion database at the Materials Village stand during 100% Design.

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