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The Future of Design: Pushing The Material Boundaries

In the last century, many designers would have come across this common question during the creative process: how do we make a design sustainable and innovative in its aesthetics?  

As a designer in the 21st century, our social responsibility towards sustainable design is more important than ever. To excel within the architecture and design industry today requires a high level of commitment to innovative forms, textures and materiality that also provide a solution, or a contribution to the sustainability conversation.

Now, in the last decade, the commercial design world has seen paradigm shifts and brilliant minds that have pushed the boundaries as we’ve never seen before. We’ve found ourselves at a time where being environmentally aware is an attractive quality, which then extends to sustainable products with experimental materials being more desirable. By continuously restoring and revitalising the connection between nature, design and people, we are always one step closer to a more exciting and greener future. Interior designers, architects and engineers have the power to shape a more vibrant and dynamic world for future generations through contemporary, unique design.

Always looking to challenge the conventional norms of the design sphere, these brands experiment, refine and continuously redefine the role of materiality within the industry.



Maxdesign continues to redefine materiality, colours and finishes with a focus on pushing the material boundary across many of its designs. The brand consistently delivers products that meet the specific needs of architects and designers. And the creative powerhouse has introduced a new material innovation this year.



RE-MAX® comes in two ways – an exclusive material of 100 per cent recycled polypropylene (PP) from post-industrial waste, or a blend of recycled polypropylene with waste wood product. Available in a sophisticated colour palette of solid tones – as well as an array of RE-WOOD blends that marry recycled plastics, colours and recycled wood particles – the range creates an elegantly robust line of textures and tonalities.


Re Max+Wood 1100



Simple and cheerful, Maxdesign is back with the sleek Baba table range. The refined form is elevated with new finishes of red oxide and black, while the solid ash tabletop is available in a tinted ash grey, mineral blue or red oxide.


MXD Baba5 1000


Soundroom – Noti

Soundroom by Tomek Rygalik for Noti combines new-age innovation and meticulous craftsmanship. Integrating an innovative acoustic panel technology with sound-diffusing geometry, the Soundroom range offers a modern acoustic solution to create privacy in any office environment. 


Noti Soundroom Product Sofa Double High Seating 1


The Soundroom features a light polyester felt materiality. The non-woven fabric covers on both sides form a honeycomb-shaped cardboard core with hexagonal cells. It boasts in high-performing and distinctly sophisticated quality including a lightweight, extremely rigid and visually attractive panel without compromising on functionality. The Soundroom products have the ability to define the workspaces and to improve the acoustic properties within. Produced in the process of thermoforming, the overall aesthetic is pleasant and comforting to touch. The unique material characteristics make it a desirable product guaranteed to elevate the working day.


Noti Soundroom Product Detail 1


Put simply, it’s vital for brands to keep pushing the boundaries with materials for a sustainable approach, but also to stay ahead of the game. It’s a competitive world out there, but P4 provides the best furniture solutions with forward-thinking materiality to elevate any space. By bringing together a striking design aesthetic, an inspiring story, and an ethical philosophy, brands can change the way we see materiality.


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