In cooperation with Het Nieuwe Instituut we are happy to include the work of last year’s nominees in our Schaudepot Lab: The New Material Award introduces the designs of the future. The biennial award challenges visual artists, designers, fashion designers and architects to use new materials and innovative techniques. The resulting designs will contribute to a better and more sustainable society. The New Material Award believes in the innovative power of creativity within various design and art disciplines with regard to sustainability and the development and application of new materials.
New materials are important drivers of innovation in design. In recent years, concerns about sustainability have led to the development of unconventional substances including biologically degradable plastic, leather from fish skin or material made of mycelium fungus.