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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 2018/19 Materials Focus. This season's themes are: Home Ground, Enduring Luxe, Tech-Spiritual and Sci-Bio.

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

Alongside the four themes, we have introduced a brand new Materials Focus Evolution, which highlights three key material innovations that will have a strong resonance across the design industries for 2018/19. We have also started to track important developments and analyse how they are refreshing structure, finish, texture and material composites.

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