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Chromic Phenomena – Colour and Light manipulation in materials inspired by nature

Colour Spectrum in nature. Image: Garciajbas

Discovering colour in nature is exciting from a materials point of view. Nature is immersed in colour and its role informs the materials world and designers. Continue reading

Reflections from nature

909 5th Ave. Seattle building designed by Ruffcorn Hinthorne Mott and Stine Architects. The stainless steel facade tiles have bright structured colour coatings. Courtesy from Millenneum Tiles LLC. Beetles, butterflies and birds are masters in fantastic bright colours and remarkable metallic reflections. Similar effects are now becoming possible in man-made materials.
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