Visit QbiQ during Material District
With 140 exhibitors, exhibitions with 200 new materials, presentations by 100 leading start-ups & designers and a lecture programme with 60 speakers this year, MaterialDistrict Rotterdam will once again be filled with material innovations. R&D and design professionals will submerge themselves in Rotterdam Ahoy from 12 to 14 March 2019 in an inspiring mix of topical themes, such as circularity, digitalisation, smartness, health and social design. Click here for a free entrance ticket.
This year, the organiser MaterialDistrict (previously Materia) has attracted nine internationally renowned ambassadors that represent six sectors and play a major part in the composition of the speakers programme and the selection of promising start-ups and designers. For the Architecture sector this is Ben van Berkel and Filippo Lodi (UNStudio and UNSense), for Interiors design duo Niels van Eijk and Miriam van der Lubbe (Van Eijk & Van der Lubbe), for Products Anouk Groen (RNA Design), for Textiles & Fabrics Anne Marie Commandeur (Stijlinstituut) and Liesbeth in ’t Hout, for Urban & Landscapes Cees Donkers (former city architect of Eindhoven) and for Print & Sign this is Annemarie Kleve (Houdbaar).
Exhibitions with materials and presentations by start-ups & designers
During the visit to the largest multi-sectoral materials fair in the world, the visitor can enjoy no less than six independent MaterialDistrict exhibitions. In close consultation with the ambassadors, the organisation will design six pavilions on the trade fair floor, where unique exhibition pieces of start-ups & designers will be presented per sector. Palm leather carpet, fashion made of coffee textile, ‘green’ graffiti, thin glass walls by thinglass, denim furniture and communicating facades are just a few examples of exhibition pieces that will broaden the visitor’s imagination. Naturally, MaterialDistrict will be showing the 200 latest materials they scouted this past year; printed roof tiles, a composite material of marble powder and oysters, paving tiles made of burned waste and 197 other innovations can be seen, felt and experienced at the fair in Rotterdam.
Intriguing lecture programme
MaterialDistrict Rotterdam is known for its intriguing lecture programme; in which renowned (inter)national architects, scientists, designers and other experts share the latest developments in the field of materials with the audience. After last years’ success, there will once again be two simultaneous theatre programmes in which a line-up of no less than 60 speakers will be sharing their knowledge and experience with the visitor.
Product launches and novelties of leading manufacturers
A large number of well-known brands will also grasp the opportunity to introduce their latest material innovations to the general public at MaterialDistrict Rotterdam. In total, around 140 leading material manufacturers will show their novelties: the ‘newest of the new’ is therefore literally what the visitor will find during a visit to MaterialDistrict Rotterdam 2019.
MaterialDistrict Rotterdam 2019 takes place from Tuesday 12 to Thursday 14 March in Rotterdam Ahoy. For more information and a free entrance ticket, visit Rotterdam.MaterialDistrict.nl.
You can find QbiQ at stand number 130!
Tuesday 12 M arch, 10:30 am – 6:30 pm
Wednesday 13 March, 10:30 am – 8:30 pm
Thursday 14 March, 10:30 – 5:30 pm
For MaterialDistrict Rotterdam; MaterialDistrict collaborates with several media partners, including professional journals Frame, Textilia, Product, PI and ArchitectuurNL.
MaterialDistrict is the world’s leading matchmaking platform in the area of innovative materials. MaterialDistricts’ value as a high grade source of inspiration is clear: R&D and design professionals from all industries use our platform to discover material solutions. Daily via MaterialDistrict.com, annually at MaterialDistrict Rotterdam and periodically with the traveling events MaterialDistrict Expo, MaterialDistrict Talks and MaterialDistrict Pop-up.