MaterialDistrict @ DOMOTEX asia/CHINAFLOOR 

MaterialDistrict is the one-stop shop to see and even touch the materials that make up the "DNA" of the finished goods and flooring surfaces used in our office buildings and homes. This popular showcase offers an abundant preview of over 300 types of metals, ceramics, plastics, woods, and more, all varying in texture structure, resistance, weight, and acoustics.

Below is a preview of materials that were introduced in previous editions of MaterialDistrict @ DOMOTEX asia/CHINAFLOOR:


Barktex ONA584, by Barktex

Barktex is a bark cloth combined with the purely water-based acrylate resin. The Bark cloth is harvested from the permanently renewable bark of the East African "Mutuba" fig tree and produced in cooperation with small-scale organic Ugandan farmers. The bark is harvested once a year without felling the tree. Each strip of bark produces just one cloth, each with its own particular history. The shown contract chairs owe their stable yet flexible design to BASF'S innovative binding agent Acrodur, with which hemp, kenaf, sisal and decorative banana fibers are molded into a structural part.





Black Gold NST085, by Quintus Kropholler

Asphalt is an ubiquitous material in our urban fabric. It is everywhere, but since it is only regarded in purely functional terms its potential remains unseen. Asphalt has rather unique properties and aesthetic qualities.
This material is a remainder of the oil industry. It is a by product of transit, trade, commerce and lobbyism. It is an unnoticed by product of prosperity and yet of such great importance. With the Black Gold material and objects Quintus intends not only to show an aesthetic that has been overlook for almost a century, manifesting the capabilities of the material and it's industry of today, but rather aim to show, and reflect upon, a piece of our current consumer society that in time will not only seize to exist, but neither will it ever come back again, as monuments of it's time.



Denimx PLA1027, by DenimX

After four years of research, renowned Dutch designer Marc Meijers discovered a way to make textile waste streams circular and process them into a variety of indoor and outdoor applications. With his new concept DenimX he creates high-quality lifestyle products from obsolete jeans for furniture, lighting, suitcase, helmet and automotive industries.




Flax composites ONA551, by Flax Composites

These lightweight and strong panels are made of linen (flax) and a biobased resin. It is also possible to make the panels with a core of cork, so that the total material is 100% biobased.
Flax is an environmental friendly grown fiber. Like cotton, flax  fibre is a cellulose polymer, but its structure is more crystalline, making it stronger, crisper and stiffer to handle, and more easily wrinkled. Flax fibres range in length up to 90 cm, and average 12 to 16 microns in diameter. They absorb and release water quickly, making linen comfortable to wear in hot weather.


Jungle Wood WOO313, by Wonderwall Studios

Jungle is made from the roots of felled teak trees. For obvious reasons, this stuff has not seen much daylight but it is truly striking! With a distinctive liquid grain texture, Jungle captures the imagination within a sharp pixelated framework.
To make Jungle, teak root is finished with fine sanding and treated with DTM wood preservative and Fungiflex. Available colours are a mix of natural brown colours and available dimensions are 600 x 600mm and 100 x 100mm.



Kromatafor ONA565, by Eccoleather

Thermochromic ink is used in many materials and is now also used in combination with leather.
The dynamic Kromatafor tanning process produces a colour-shifting leather. Triggered through temperature change, the intense surface hues of Kromatafor morph and crossfade when exposed to either direct or indirect temperature variation creating visual intrigue.
This is not a surface-only prismatic laminate or other "painted on" process. As with all of the most innovations, Kromatafor is tanned directly into the hide itself allowing leather designers a wide range of possible product applications.


Luxurious leather ONA580, by Cravt

Leather is a beautiful natural material and can be used for many purposes including applications in fashion, interior, upholstery, interior for cars etc.
Leather of course is beautiful in its natural appearance, but this leather has been processed in various ways to give it an extra luxury touch. These processes include colouring, print, laser cutting, perforating or adding golden and metallic pigments.
This collection can be used for special interior objects, luxury furniture and refined accessories.



Tactility factory CON123, by Tactility factory

Ornament isn't a crime if you see the combination of the hard properties of concrete with the softness of textiles created by the Tactility Factory. Architect Ruth Morrow and textile designer Trish Belford designed innovative processes by using patented technology, to deliver beautiful and sensually engaging surfaces.
Each surface finish has a unique, hand-crafted antique feel, despite being created using leading-edge technologies. The products can be tailored to enhance the potential of any built environment, without overpowering the concept or design of the space itself.
There is a selection of pattern and textile finishes that can be combined to provide visually appealing and tactile surfaces



Tennage wood veneer WOO327, by Zeroone products

Tennâge wood veneer is the patented, new flexible and durable wood veneer sheets which make it possible to sew and form in just about any shapes. The veneer is 0.2mm, the thinnest veneer on the market and thin enough to transmit light.
This material water and UV resistant, plus environmentally friendly  as it makes use of eco-conscious resins and wood remnants. Tennâge can be utilized for various applications including handbags, fashion accessories, stationery, or attaching to computer hardware, interiors for automobiles, architectural buildings, home furnishing and much more.





Touch of nature COA160, by Orineo

Touch of Nature is a range of biobased materials designed for their sensorial properties: good aesthetics, a good feel and acoustic comfort. Under this brand name, different materials are developed for different markets, but all with sense-stimulating properties and a biobased origin.
The first commercially available material of this brand is designed for flooring. Touch of Nature Flooring Systems are seamless flooring solutions for private and institutional projects. They are composed of biobased resins with substantial additions of specific natural fillers. These natural fillers are up-cycled side streams of the agro-industry and EU-sourced. They are responsible for this material’s unique colours, patterns and touch and lend Touch of Nature Flooring Systems its natural appearance and feeling.
Touch of Nature Flooring Systems are available in a limited number of earth colours and are provided with a standard matt finish. They are applied in a 2-4mm layer and are thoroughly coloured throughout the whole layer.


Wallpapertile ONA591, by DearHuman

Wallpapering began as a material exploration after witnessing the amount of paper waste from local industries. After an array of experiments, these paper tiles emerged as a successful product made from recycled paper. The tiles are as hard as board, light as cork, and can be printed or painted like paper. Other than their decorative potential, they have great sound absorbing qualities and are easy to install.


About MateriaDistrict

MaterialDistrict is the leading global network in the field of innovative materials. MaterialDistrict stimulates innovation for better, more sustainable and high-quality built environments. Around a collection of more than 2,600 materials, MateriaDistrict connects creative professionals with industry via, international exhibitions, lectures and the biennial event Material Xperience. For more information, visit and