Based on several material collections and an online database, Material Archiv offers a broad and well-founded approach to knowledge of materials and substances. Material Archiv is a network of several institutions within the field of design and art. To bring together the various institutions, a consistent visual appearance was required. The core is an intuitive interface which facilitates the access to the knowledge of materials for creative professionals such as designers, architects and artists. The interface of the online database is a refinement of oSkope. The online database is connected to the physical material collections in the institutions and the materials are tagged with RFID chips. Thus, information can be directly retrieved of the physical materials. Material Archiv was nominated for the ‘Designpreis Schweiz’.

Material Archiv was nominated for the ‘Designpreis Schweiz’.

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