This you have not seen: the 5 most unusual materials in the world


Have you ever seen a rug-chair orReflective concrete? And how do you like the idea of ​​wooden textiles? Today we will tell you about the 5 most unusual materials in the world. We decided to please you with another portion of cool pieces and made a short survey of the most interesting materials.

Glowing concrete

Our hit parade is opened by the brainchild of GermanDevelopers - BlingCrete. It has all the properties of concrete, but it has one unique quality that is not inherent in concrete: it reflects light. This effect is provided by glass beads with a diameter of about 6 mm. This decorative element does not in any way affect the quality of the finished concrete. It is reliable, strong, resistant to various factors. It is especially useful in bus stations, bus stops, in subways and along roads to improve safety and reduce the number of accidents. And, of course, fans of creating unusual art objects can appreciate it!

Textiles from a tree

We gave the second place to the works of designer ElizaStrozik from Germany. She surprised all her teachers when she presented wooden textiles as her thesis. Yes, it's hard to believe, but she made tablecloths, curtains, bedspreads and carpets from a fabric base and small pieces of wood that she found in one carpentry workshop. This opens up materials such as fabric and wood from an unfamiliar side. Flexible and pliable fabric and hard and durable wood combine with each other to create a striking geometry that can be enjoyed for hours.

Facade made of bioplastic

The world of building materials does not stand still.Proof of this is the innovative ArboSkin material from the German company Tecnaro. This is a bioplastic, which is 90% biopolymers, and the rest is occupied by minerals that protect it from ultraviolet radiation. The material is made in the form of small plates, from which you can then create facades of any shape and size. With all this, he is not afraid of fire, temperature drops and sunlight. To demonstrate ArboSkin in action, its developers went beyond the usual presentation and built a mock-up of a facade with an area of ​​145 sq. m.


To what only modern designers do notthink of it! A few easy movements - and a cozy rug turns ... into a comfortable chair! The outlandish thing Wool-Aluminum is an invention of Renata Vos from the Netherlands. She loves to make unusual objects of modern art out of ordinary materials. Indeed, such a chair can safely claim the role of the main art object in the interior. It consists of aluminum rods, which are interconnected with woolen threads, and can also play the role of a bedside rug. Simple, original and cozy at home! Such a little thing will definitely appeal to the little ones.

Packing of mushrooms

One mushroom, two mushrooms - and a new one turns outbiodegradable packaging Mushroom Materials for transporting all kinds of sundries. The world surprises us every day! Now boxes, containers, even chairs are being grown from mushrooms. The developers of this wonderful material claim that they can even insulate walls. The idea to grow material from mushroom mycelium belongs to the specialists of the American company Ecovative Design. First, the mycelium is placed in special molds, and after they are completely filled with biomaterial, they are heat-treated. And voila: the new material is ready!