A dynamic installation showcasing recent breakthroughs in materials innovation and design by New York-based global materials consultancy Material ConneXion, and its Italian office, Material ConneXion Milano, opened today at the 49th annual Salone Internazionale del Mobile in Milan.
Located between Halls 14 and 18, the exhibition will be on view through Monday, April 19, 2010.
At the core of Material ConneXion's display will be a preview of PUMA's new sustainable packaging system, created in partnership with world-renowned industrial designer, Yves Behar.
Material ConneXion served as an invaluable partner to PUMA through this process, advising on sustainable materials sourcing and manufacturing.
Alongside this presentation of PUMA's impressive efforts to reduce its environmental footprint, Material ConneXion will feature nearly 100 new materials and processes from the company's Materials Library that represent current trends in materials development and design.
Organized under the categories Simplify, Grow it!, Absorption and The Full Spectrum, the solutions chosen build upon the themes highlighted in PUMA's installation by offering opportunities to increase the sustainability and cost-efficiency of our products, packaging, interiors, architecture and more.
Additional installations showcasing recent achievements made by several other companies working on the forefront of materials innovation will also be on view.