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ASM MATERIAL WORKSHOPS - in Boston next week

by , 06/10/06
filed under: Green Design Events

Choosing a material is probably the most fundamental decision a designer makes, and it has a profound impact on the aesthetics, function, and sustainability of an object or structure.

That’s why Mtrl, an initiative of ASM International is offering two exciting new workshops specifically created for designers. Held in Boston and Chicago, these “Wrkshps” provide an opportunity for designers of all disciplines to explore materials through the intersection of art, science, industry and product design.



First up is, Material Memories, presented by designer and materials specialist, Chris Lefteri. Held at the Museum of Science in Boston, June 15-16, this workshop addresses the experiential and emotional side of materials and design.

The following week in Chicago, June 22-23, ASM presents Materialization, a multi-part presentation focusing on the interface between design, engineering, and fabrication, featuring four industry leaders.

For further information and registration refer to the ASM Mtrl website.

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  1. Inhabitat » Blog ... July 1, 2006 at 3:48 pm

    [...] The brainchild of ASM International, the Materials Information Society, Mtrl debuted earlier this month with designer workshops in Boston and Chicago. Additional workshops are planned for the fall and in the coming months Mtrl will launch a searchable materials database on their website along with other valuable resources for designers. Advancements in material science have dramatically increased the array materials available to designers. From shape-memory metal alloys to biodegradable plastics and others, modern materials offer incredible performance and aesthetic qualities that dramatically impact the possibilities for design. By providing a tangible link between the worlds of design and engineering, Mtrl is poised to become a significant resource for information and conversation about materials that will be invaluable to designers from industrial and product design, to architecture and interiors. [...]

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