Hello, my Disneyland
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.
Michael LaGreca of Material Connexion is great. I loved my visit to Material Connexion. Mr. Lagreca showcased so many amazing materials to me.
I wad greatly inspired. It was a creative experience I will not forget. Thank
you again Michael.
Yep, Michael was so helpful! I need to get back there! 🙂