This year’s Metstrade attendees can visit the MaterialDistrict Pop-up, formerly known as the Material Xperience On Tour, Nov. 13-15.
The exhibition is dedicated to materials for boatbuilding. The display is being organized at
the Construction Material Pavilion in the Elicium at RAI Amsterdam, with 12 partners and an exhibition of 120 materials.
The MaterialDistrict Pop-up will showcase such materials as recycled felt, recycled leather, lightweight composites made from hemp, wooden textiles and acoustic wool. MaterialDistrict will also offer a series of lectures and presentations on the I-nnovationLAB Stage.
Anouk Groen, CMF trend forecaster and owner of RNA Design, will talk about trends in colors, materials, finishes and market movements.
Marcel Vroom, manager of new business at industrial and graphic design company MVAVD, will cover materials as interfaces.
MaterialDistrict creative director Els Zijlstra will present “New Luxury,” which will focus on custom, personal materials and products.