Material Short Stories is a new project from Core contributor Aart Van Bezooyen (author of the Material Stories Newsletter ) and designer Tim Oelker. Manufacturers, design agencies or individual designers can subscribe to this service in order "to advance their product with innovative materials."
This consultancy takes the form of a publication, offered at a fixed subscription fee. Instead of receiving a magazine, however, each client receives a pamphlet produced especially in response to a submitted concept.
After receiving a concept from a client by email, Bezooyen and Oelker will select five innovative materials, sketch out how they might be applied, and send back a booklet of material information, sketches and specs, complete with USB card for digital materials.