Contributors

Alexandre BauAlexandre Bau
Alexandre is Head of the Nordic Materials network, and Creative Director at Transplant who delivers design solutions and profiling for public interior spaces.
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Amy Konstanze Mercedes Rainbow WintersAmy Konstanze Mercedes Rainbow Winters
Amy Konstanze Mercedes Rainbow Winters is a new media artist and fashion designer who discovers and develops emerging materials for creative applications in the fashion and entertainment industry. > More about Amy Winters


Anja Margrethe BacheAnja Margrethe Bache
Anja is an Associate Professor, PhD at DTU, Building Design. She is head of a development project with ceramic glaze treated concrete forms for architectural structures.
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Anne Farken
Anne Farken is senior consultant in the field of sustainability at BMW Group, DesignworksUSA, where she is responsible for the expansion of the ‘Sustainability Design’ competency.
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 Björn Florman and Oliver SchmidtBjörn Florman and Oliver Schmidt
Oliver and Björn are founders and Event Managers at Materialbiblioteket, the materials library at Stockholmsmässan, Sweden.
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Blaine Brownell
Blaine is assistant professor and co-director of the Master of Science program in Sustainable Design at the University of Minnesota School of Architecture.
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Chris Lefteri
Chris is an internationally recognized leading authority on materials and application of materials in design.
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christophChristoph Konetschny
Dr.-Ing. Christoph Konetschny studied materials science and mineralogy at TU Darmstadt, Germany. He is the founder of Materialsgate material portal and consulting office.
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Els ZijlstraEls Zijlstra
Els founded Materia which is gathering innovative materials worldwide and expose them through a search engine, lectures, books, articles, etc.
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Dr. Elvin KaranaElvin Karana
Elvin is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Design Engineering at Delft University of Technology. She has run various workshops on the ‘meanings of materials’.
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Erik Haastrup MüllerErik Haastrup Müller
Erik (M.Sc. Eng) is the founder of Futation, a Denmark-based company that helps engineers and designers to discover new materials, technologies, and processes.
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Hiroshi OTAHiroshi Ota
Hiroshi is a lecturer of the Institute of Industrial Science at The University of Tokyo. He has been involved in many projects related to material innovation.
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Iván RodríguezIván Rodríguez
Iván works at the Materfad materials library, the FAD’s materials centre in Barcelona. He is an industrial designer and a materials engineer.
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Jakki DehnJakki Dehn
Jakki runs the sustainable materials library ‘Rematerialise’ at Kingston University where she is also currently a reader.
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Jamie O’HareJamie O’Hare
Dr Jamie O’Hare is the Product Manager for Eco Design at Granta Design where he is responsible for the development of Granta’s ‘Eco Audit’ environmental assessment software.
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Jan WurmJan Wurm
Jan Wurm is an Associate Director for Arup. Since 2011 he is holding the Firm’s Research Portfolio in Europe and since April 2012 he is heading the Technology Team in Berlin.
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Jannie Rosenberg BendsenJannie Rosenberg Bendsen
Jannie is a project manager at the Danish Architecture Centre and has curated the Material World Exhibition.
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Karen Hofmann Karen Hofmann
Karen has been instrumental in introducing an educational program around color, materials and trends at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California.
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Karsten BleymehlKarsten Bleymehl
Founded MRC – Materials Research & Consulting in 2013. From 2005-2013, Karsten has been Director of the Library and Materials Research Department of Material ConneXion Cologne, a global materials consultancy and library of innovative and sustainable materials.
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Kasper Guldager JørgensenKasper Guldager Jørgensen
Kasper is an innovator and developer at 3XN – one of Europe’s most successful architectural firms. He is a spokesperson for the integration of new materials and technologies in architecture.
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Liliana BecerraLiliana Becerra
Liliana Becerra is an independent design consultant, editor, curator, educator and entrepreneur, based in Los Angeles, California.
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Magdalena PaluchMagdalena Paluch
Magdalena is a Trends and Innovation Strategist at Toyota. She brings a strategic design perspective to industrial design, prioritizing a user-centric design approach, materials research, and industrial ecology. > More about Magdalena Paluch


Maria HørmannMaria Hørmann
Maria is editor of ‘Hello Materials Blog’ and one of the ‘Change Makers’ at the Design & Innovation team at the Danish Design Centre.
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Mark MiodownikMark Miodownik
Mark is an engineer and materials scientist. He is the Professor of Materials and Society at University College London where he teaches and runs a research group.
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Mike AshbyMike Ashby
Mike is a Director of Granta Design, Cambridge UK, and is co-author of the book ‘Materials and Design – the Art and Science of Material Selection in Product Design’.
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Nicola StattmannNicola Stattmann
Nicolas studio in Frankfurt is known for its expertise in innovative materials and technologies and counts prestigious companies like Wilkhahn, VW and Fissler among its clients.
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Sam HarringtonSam Harrington
Sam leads the marketing and sales team at Ecovative who works to replace unsustainable plastics, foams and other harmful materials with natural composites.
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Sascha PetersSascha Peters
Dr. Sascha Peters is the founder and owner of HAUTE INNOVATION. His goal is to shorten innovation processes and turn developments in materials into marketable products more quickly.
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Sylvia LeydeckerSylvia Leydecker
Sylvia is an interior architect and Director of the Cologne based studio 100% interior. Sylvia is regarded as an expert on nano materials.
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Tom AllenTom Allen
Dr Tom Allen is a lecturer in Engineering Design at Sheffield Hallam University, where he leads a BSc (Hons) Sports Technology course.
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Torben LenauTorben Lenau
Torben is an Associate Professor, PhD at DTU, Denmark. He has many years of experience in working with both new and old materials and how to include them in the design process.
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Valentina RognoliValentina Rognoli
Valentina is Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry, Materials, Chemical Engineering ‘Giulio Natta’, where she conducts research activity in the field of materials and education.
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Valérie BergeronValérie Bergeron
Valérie is in charge of the materials library Mater in Barcelona. She lectures on architecture, museography and innovative materials for different professional and educational programs.
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Warren GinnWarren Ginn
Warren is Principal of GinnDesign, LLC – a product development firm specializing in product design utilizing materials and processes for medium and low-volume production.
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Aart van BezooyenAart van Bezooyen
Aart founded Material Stories in 2005 to bridge the gap between the materials industry and the world of design.
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Do you work closely with material innovation and got something to share? Become a contributor at the Hello Materials Blog by contacting editor Maria Hørmann at the Danish Design Centre: mho@ddc.dk, +45 3369 3381