MATERIAL    ‘LightBeton’ from Richter Furniertechnik is an innovative new composite material, which looks like solid concrete, but is, in fact, consists of melamine-resin-coated chipboard coated with a mere 3mm of concrete. Its applications are numerous    http://www.richter-furniertechnik.de/

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Wood-Skin: Composite material that's strong like wood, flexible like fabric…

Wood-Skin: Composite material that's strong like wood, flexible like fabric (Video)

Easy stool-chair, designed by George Bonaguro - wood and composite material (resin and powder  white marble)

Easy System / Giorgio Bonaguro

Pretty sure this could be hacked with ezcrete and pallets. Easy stool-chair, designed by George Bonaguro - wood and composite material (resin and powder white marble)

Peye floor lamp Cinna.  Imposing. love this beautiful lamp with its matte gray shade composite material and steel frame epoxy coated matt gray.

love this beautiful lamp with its matte gray shade composite material and steel frame epoxy coated matt gray.

In 2010, researchers developed a method where a sheet of composite material can self-fold when an electrical current is passed through it. In 2011, researchers were able to get a polymer sheet to shelf-fold when exposed to light.:

self folding paper In researchers developed a method where a sheet of composite material can self-fold when an electrical current is passed through it. In researchers were able to get a polymer sheet to shelf-fold when exposed to light.

Students have created a felt material that can be moulded into self-supporting chairs.

Fabrick felt composite can be moulded into self-supporting chairs

felt + resin material- Students at the Bartlett School of Architecture have developed a felt-like composite material that can be stitched together to create tubular furniture

Marxz Rosado RíosThe work of artist and industrial designer Marxz Rosado Ríos combines natural and composite materials and traditional and experimental techniques. The tessellated modules of his La Mantilla floor tiles, made from a durable Caribbean wood and backed with a Velcro-like material, make for an easily customizable surface treatment.

Marxz Rosado RíosThe work of artist and industrial designer Marxz Rosado Ríos combines natural and composite materials and traditional and experimental techniques. The tessellated modules of his La Mantilla floor tiles, made from a durable Caribbean wood and backed with a Velcro-like material, make for an easily customizable surface treatment.

A composite material developed by students at Bartlett School of Architecture can be stitched to create tubular furniture.

Fabrick felt composite can be moulded into self-supporting chairs

Bartlett students create felt material that can be moulded into self-supporting chairs

the product combines the rigid qualities of traditional building resources (such as wood) with the flexibility of textiles, enabling the development of highly complex and unconventional structures for architectural and interior roles.

The team is developing a custom Rhino software plugin to assist with the design process (Image: MammaFotogramma)

Composite deck flooring comes in a variety of profiles: some easier to install, some lighter, some both. Here's how to choose the one that's right for you. | Photo: Ted Morrison | thisoldhouse.com

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