MATERIALS #Materials on display in Kyoto

A list of material samples on display at FabCafe Kyoto.

COLOR POLYMOCK

NEW

A colorful polyethylene resin foam material made by thermo-compressing the material used to manufacture kick boards mixed with original color.

  • #Sense of touch
  • #Molding
  • #Buffer
  • #Lightweight
  • #Hard
  • #Soft
  • #Resin
  • TOKYO
  • KYOTO

12 Haptics αGEL Sample Kit

This is a toolkit designed to to propose αGEL’s “experience/sensitivity value” to designers/developers who want to realize services/product designs that make use of the characteristics of the material, and to co-create business.

  • #感性素材
  • #Japan
  • #Sense of touch
  • #Soft
  • TOKYO
  • KYOTO

ARTSTEEL

A one-of-a-kind steel product created piece by piece by craftsmen.

  • #Japan
  • #Aging
  • #Surface
  • #Molding
  • #Resistance to flame
  • #Conduction and power generation
  • #Hard
  • #Metal
  • KYOTO
  • TOKYO

Stainless Mesh

A transparent metallic cloth woven from ultra-fine stainless steel. It has unique properties in terms of functionality, such as electrical conductivity and non-inflammability.

  • #Heat resistant
  • #Japan
  • #Surface
  • #Molding
  • #Flexible
  • #Lightweight
  • #Resistance to flame
  • #Permeability
  • #Soft
  • #Fiber
  • #Metal
  • KYOTO
  • TOKYO

HIKIHAKU

Infinite forms of expression: Designing textures and metallic gloss via foil-processing techniques

  • KYOTO

HONEYCOMB

A structure of which more than 90% is air: The most mechanically optimal structure combining strength and lightness

  • #Metal
  • KYOTO
  • TOKYO

Tri-Wall

Reinforced cardboard that possesses both lightness and durability necessary for global distribution

  • #Sustainable
  • #Lightweight
  • #Hard
  • #Paper
  • KYOTO
  • TOKYO

YAKUSUGI WOOD

Rare wood from millennium-old trees

  • #Wood
  • #Traditional
  • KYOTO

SUNLUMISIS INK FOR PAINT

Fluorescent pigment ink that develops RGB colors under ultraviolet light

  • #Luminescence
  • #Paint material
  • KYOTO
  • TOKYO

URUSHI (JAPANESE LACQUER)

Living with Japanese people since ancient times: A new, sustainable, recycle-friendly natural paint

  • #Bonding
  • #Coating
  • #Resin
  • #Traditional
  • KYOTO
  • TOKYO

KNITTED ELECTRIC WIRE

Solderable soft wiring

  • #Wearable
  • #Flexible
  • #Conduction and power generation
  • #Fiber
  • KYOTO

Toyo Aluminium K.K. CHROMASHINE®︎

Interference color aluminum pigment that sparkles with iridescence under light

  • #Tip material
  • #Paint material
  • #Metal
  • KYOTO
  • TOKYO

LIMONITE

Limonite: “Soil of the ages” and the work of nature over 300,000 years

  • #Metal
  • KYOTO
  • TOKYO

“TOKYO ACRYL” BY MIYUKI ACRYL

Acrylic boards produced by creative minds in an original acrylic workshop

  • #Molding
  • #Permeability
  • #Resin
  • KYOTO
  • TOKYO

SOLIDO typeF coffee

An interior material with the natural texture of cement and free of paint

  • #Surface
  • #Resistance to flame
  • #Cement
  • KYOTO
  • TOKYO

HARDWOOD TIMBER FROM HIDA

Hida's hardwoods nurtured with the rich nature and manufacturing skills

  • #Sustainable
  • #Wood
  • KYOTO
  • TOKYO

GLITTER STRING

Lamé thread used for Nishijin textile and Tango crepe with interdisciplinary materials and manufacturing methods

  • #Fiber
  • #Film
  • KYOTO
  • TOKYO

BLACK BIZEN WARE

A new Bizen ware that changes expression depending on the conditions of light, darkness, wet and dry.

  • #Ceramic
  • KYOTO
  • TOKYO

JESMONITE®

Next-generation water-based modeling material that enables new three-dimensional representations.

  • #Sustainable
  • #Molding
  • #Resistance to flame
  • #Resin
  • KYOTO
  • TOKYO

LUMISIS FILAMENT

Lumisis® filaments containing heat resistant properties light up vividly when illuminating with black light.

  • #Luminescence
  • #Paint material
  • #Resin
  • KYOTO
  • TOKYO

AWAJI ROOF TILES

Strength on the roof. Roof building materials specifically catering to the Japanese climate that can withstand seismic intensity 7.

  • #Ceramic
  • #Traditional
  • KYOTO
  • TOKYO

YUZEN LEATHER

The bumpy texture of Yuzen Leather came about by from a mishap during the trial and error process of dyeing.

  • #Resin
  • #Traditional
  • KYOTO
  • TOKYO

FIBER UPCYCLED MATERIAL

This is a new material that is made by separating waste fibers by color and upcycling it as a raw material, giving it added value with original colors and fiber properties.

  • #Sustainable
  • #Soft
  • #Fiber
  • #Resin
  • KYOTO
  • TOKYO

SCRAP MATERIALS FROM OKAYAMA-MADE DENIM

The pinnacle of the denim world : Offcuts from Okayama-made denim

  • #Fiber
  • KYOTO
  • TOKYO

TERRAMAC

High quality PLA filament produced with the knowledge and technology unique to textile makers.

  • #Molding
  • #Resin
  • KYOTO
  • TOKYO

MELSET

Highly functional resin fiber that enables three-dimensional molding boasting both rigidity and elasticity by utilizing the difference in melting point temperatures.

  • #Molding
  • #Fiber
  • #Resin
  • KYOTO
  • TOKYO

GOLD AND SILVER THREAD

Traditional Kyoto thread boasting gold and silver sparkles and color for decorating fabrics and for embroidery.

  • #Conduction and power generation
  • #Fiber
  • #Metal
  • #Traditional
  • KYOTO
  • TOKYO

CANVAS MADE IN KURASHIKI

For bags, for belts worn by sumo wrestlers, for horse saddles. Strong and beautiful canvas made in a 130 year-old factory

  • #Fiber
  • #Traditional
  • KYOTO
  • TOKYO

SANCHU WASHI

Japanese paper from the mountains of Hida

  • #Paper
  • #Traditional
  • KYOTO
  • TOKYO

NISHIJIN ORI

Fine silk fabric from Kyoto Nishijin

  • #Fiber
  • #Traditional
  • KYOTO
  • TOKYO

PAINT FOR WOOD

A high-quality paint that complements the beauty of wood

  • #Paint material
  • KYOTO
  • TOKYO

MASKING COLOR

Water-based paint that can be peeled off

  • #Paint material
  • KYOTO
  • TOKYO

LAMINATED PRESSBOARD

Laminated pressboard with a texture and weight similar to wood

  • #Sustainable
  • #Hard
  • #Paper
  • KYOTO
  • TOKYO

KITAYAMA MARUTA

Kitayama Maruta lumber from Kyoto that meld together strength and beauty

  • #Wood
  • #Traditional
  • KYOTO
  • TOKYO

XEBEC Ceramic Stone™

Moldable ceramic grinding stone.

  • #Ceramic
  • KYOTO
  • TOKYO

TANGO SILK CREPE

Functional and delicate fabrics developed through the history and culture of the Kyoto coast

  • #Fiber
  • #Traditional
  • KYOTO
  • TOKYO

KYO KUMIHIMO

Kyo Kumihimo braid made in a workshop in Kyoto Uji, is a traditional material born from the technique of braiding together more than three threads of yarn.

  • #Fiber
  • #Traditional
  • KYOTO
  • TOKYO

INDUSTRIAL WASTE AS MATERIAL

Industrial waste that had been discarded or recycled in the process of conventional manufacturing and distribution can be repurposed as materials that represent new possibilities.

  • #Sustainable
  • KYOTO
  • TOKYO