Innovative, sustainable, and commercially available are the key qualities that a material must have in order to become part of the materials library at Material ConneXion Bilbao. Its director, Unai Etxebarria, is convinced that innovation is the key to being competitive.
If libraries are paradise for readers, materials libraries are paradise for designers. Or perhaps hell. Choosing between more than 6,500 references from the database at Material ConneXion, the biggest centre for materials in the world, can become a real headache.
Materials research is constantly evolving. In a society which is becoming more technically advanced, innovative materials that challenge design are emerging. To make research and the adaptation of materials to projects easier, materials libraries where you can find everything you need, were born.