The sunny archives of the New York offices of Material ConneXion, a global materials consultancy, greeted me with bursts of orange, intricate sculptures, and unusual textiles. This was a trip way overdue, yet timely considering my current work. Michael LaGreca, Vice President of Library Access & Academic Programs, was kind enough to give me a personal tour, pointing me out to different materials that might be useful for my projects.
What caught my eye were things that I never thought possible, such as fabric made form bottles, material made from recycled counterfeit money paper, stingray leather, leather made from cattle stomach, and a new one made of peacock feathers. An artist can (and should) go crazy with all these materials, not just
Not only are they conceptually fascinating and beautiful, but because of a partnership with McDonough Braungart Design Chemistry and the Environmental Protection and Encouragement Agency (EPEA), the Library also features Cradle to Cradle assessed and certified materials.