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Overview: Materials Focus

The most influential materials innovations and aesthetic directions from across the creative and technology sectors are presented in our 2019 Materials Focus. This season's themes are Human-MadeExtreme SanctuaryPrimal Power and Filtered Reality.

In collaboration with our global materials experts, we highlight the essential and inspirational projects influencing material application and aesthetics, including actionable design developments. The Materials Focus is closely aligned with the Colour Spectrum, giving each theme a practical, yet progressive colour palette.

Alongside the four themes, we also provide a Materials Focus Evolution, which highlights three key material innovations that will have a strong resonance across the design industries for 2019. Here, we track important developments and analyse how they are impacting structure, finish, texture and material composites.