Launch of the Online Database

February 25, 2009, with its online database and the various collections of materials included in it, provides broad and knowledgeable access to materials science and materials and substances. Design-related professional groups such as architects, designers and producers of art as well as students and trainees can find a wealth of information on traditional and novel materials here free of charge. MATERIAL ARCHIV is a network of various institutions from the fields of design and art and will be expanded and developed in the coming years on an ongoing basis.

After the online launch of the database on February 25, 2009, MATERIAL ARCHIV will go public over several months with a broad palette of different events, and hopes as a result to stimulate discussions addressing the subject of materials and make the project known at the same time.


Collections S1-4:

S1 Gewerbemuseum Winterthur (Museum of Applied Arts and Design),

S2 Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Department of Engineering and Architecture HSLU T&A

S3 Sitterwerk

S4 Zurich University of the Arts ZHdK