MATto_materials for design the new consultancy
service, that Politecnico di Torino
- DAD Department of Architecture and Design
and the Torino Chamber of Commerce provide to
the Small and Medium Enterprises of the Piedmont
Region in Italy in order to boost innovation and
support SMEs of the territory
The service consists of two meetings with the researchers of MATto, with the aim of presenting a selection of materials which are identified by their technical characteristics, their sustainable use, according to their presentation formats, and their sensory characteristics.
more than 600 new generation materials and semi-finished products
are now available for business companies.
Soft metals, shape memory alloys, flexible ceramics, scented plastics, transparent concrete, soft and flexible wood, 3D fabrics, antibacterial fibers, self-cleaning glass have been collected according to the new features of established products on the market and cataloged by researchers in design through performance checklists:
The data sheets also report value judgments about:
In addition, the research team has a wide iconographic documentation, video manipulation and sensory evaluations.
Claudia De Giorgi
Scientific Coordinator/ Lead Scientist of
MATto materials library and of
MATto_materiali per il design consultancy service
she has been contributing to the management and
development of MATto materials library scientific content and
MATto_materials for design
she has been contributing to the research
for MATto_materials for design
Design and Visual Communication graduate course
c/o Politecnico di Torino’s Mobility Campus
Corso Settembrini 178, 10135 Torino
tel. +39 011 090 8823
in order to make
an appointment send an e-mail
The consultancy service aims to answer to companies’ requirements related to critical product / materials / processes, environmental sustainability of materials / semi-finished products, innovation in their field and new markets for businesses.
Materials will be identified in order to help companies develop new products and explore new potential products on the basis of their specific requests. The materials will be described in terms of technical and sensory evaluations, sensory adjectives and video manipulation that explain the different behavior of materials subjected to various tests. Furthermore, the materials are accompanied by environmental information, defined by taking into account the material performances along with their product life cycle.
Company and MATto materials library presentation. Brief research definition.
Research of materials and innovative technologies selected from researchers of MATto.
Presentation of materials and innovative technologies selected by researchers of MATto
Diego Facta with Raffaela Cardia and Claudia De Giorgi - Politecnico di Torino
Beatrice Lerma - Politecnico di Torino
Alessandro Dentis - Politecnico di Torino
Elements presented to companies: