Exhibition: ‘Material Far Futures’ at The Future Laboratory

The materials of tomorrow will be smarter, stronger, more dynamic and less ecologically damaging. But how will future materials change the design of our products?

During the London Design Festival as well as the Shoreditch Design Triangle – a cultural yearly event that celebrates the creative industry in East London, The Future Laboratory will be hosting an exhibition showcasing the materials of tomorrow. Inspired by the findings of our Material Far Futures report, the installation will present a visual collaboration with Studio Brasch alongside two design projects examining future material scenarios.

The ActiveAir footwear project will explore the potential to filter air at ground level through the soles of our shoes and Tina Gorjanc’s Phylogenetic Atelier will consider the ethical implications of bringing back extinct animals as a source of rare materials.

The installations will be displayed with the aim to demonstrate the value in thinking strategically about material science as a means of kick-starting design and product development. The exhibition will be free to visit in the Future Laboratories’ studios in Brick Lane (The Place. The Future Laboratory, 26 Elder Street (London E1 6BT)) from the 20th to the 24th of September. See opening times below. 


Exhibition opening times: 

20 September 10:00am – 4:00pm

21 September 10:00am – 4:00pm

22 September 12:00pm – 4:00pm

23 September 12:00pm – 4:00pm



Text by CLOT Magazine (Twitter @clotmagazine)



(Photo credit Phylogenetic Atelier, courtesy of Tina Gorjanc)


15 Sep 2018