State of the art tools and services for the design industry
Material ConneXion was founded in New York in 1997 by George Beylerian. The project has created a worldwide organization with a permanent independent observatory focused on innovation, design and sustainability, supervised by a board of independent experts who are looking all over the world for materials, products and projects that can fully reflect these characteristics.
MaterialconneXion means 1 million members, + 10 000 samples of products available in the library divided into 8 different categories (Polymers – Ceramics – Glass – Metals – Cements – Natural and Derivatives – Carbon-based materials – Production processes), 1 main office in New York, 7 offices in Bilbao, Bangkok, Daegu, Milan, Skove and Tokyo.
In 2011 it was purchased by the multinational corporation Sandow, founded in 2003 with the aim of creating a network and a fully integrated platform of cutting-edge contents, tools and services for the design industry. In 2020 Sandow becomes an official operator of NYCDesign.
A board of independent experts research, select and identify the products to be subjected to a rigorous technical judgment in order to determine their propensity and characteristics to be included in the database.
A jury of independent experts select the best qualified products monthly to be included in the library and in the database, based on their uniqueness, sustainability and innovation in the applications.
The world’s leading ecological brand for textiles
OEKO-TEX Association stands for International Association for Research and Testing in the Field of Textile Ecology. It is a union of 16 independent textile research and tet institutes that established a number of certifications in order to enable consumers and companies to protect our planet by making responsible decisions. It became a world leader in testing textiles thanks to it scientific-based approach, transparent methodology and verifiable lab tests.
OEKO-TEX certifications confirm absence of dangerous chemical substances in textile products. The Standard 100 by OEKO-TEX is a consistent, independent certification system for raw, semi-finished, and finished textile products at all processing levels, as well as accessory materials used, which guarantees high quality of textile products and their components.