October 5, 2009

The experts at Material ConneXion's sample library, who keep everyone from the designers at Adidas to Zaha Hadid on the cutting edge of innovation, culled these metallic materials for your next high-tech design project.

aero corrugated aluminum materialism


This corrugated anodized aluminum product is 100 percent recyclable. Aero will add an instant high-tech Richard Rogers-meets-Doctor Who flair to anything.

carisma metallic junkers mullers materialism

Carisma Metallic

Vapor-deposited aluminum coating just like mom used to make! This paperlike textile consists of jillions of coated polyester and polyamide threads.

xylogramm keil materialism


The spirit of Verner Panton lives on in these CNC-routed panels. The op art-inspired patterns add depth to any surface.

3form glass bubbled materialism


This decorative glass is not unlike an enhanced version of a microscopic slide—albeit one that could be ten feet wide.

sierra papa high res

Sierra Papa Large

This large-scale architectural chain mail could keep your next project safe from marauding Crusaders. Use it for cladding, curtains, or even conveyor belts.

homapal homanit materialism


A high-pressure laminate made from real materials such stainless steel or copper, Homapal is available in a range of intricate textures and patterns and sports a miraculous .05-inch profile.

spun thermoplastic materialism

Spun TPU (Thermopolyurethane) Textile

A mesh of extruded thermoplastic polyurethane forms this surprisingly rubbery material.

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