About Us

We are an international research group acting at the intersection of product design, materials science, social sciences and engineering. We actively promote a unique ‘experience centred’ and DIY approach to materials, pushing the boundaries of material (driven) design. As a lab, we create theories, tools and methods; pioneer design for material experiences, as well as build demonstrators which communicate unique qualities of materials and research findings to a wider public. Coupling research techniques and tools from seemingly disparate research areas, we introduce unique ways of understanding and mobilising materials to radically change and enhance the relationship people have with materials of artefacts. The Lab is committed to opening up new territories for material and product design.