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Kenn Busch

Material Intelligence organizes educational material exhibits like the Materials Pavilion at NeoCon, creates and presents certified educational content on materials and sustainability for architects and interior designers, and collaborates with design educators and students to nurture new thinking about materials and materiality. Founder Kenn Busch also covers the major materials and design fairs in Europe for the A&D and manufacturing communities, and presents at industry conferences like the Closets Conference and Expo and the Executive Briefing Conference.


Material Intelligence: Polypropylene trending at Milan

Milan’s Design Week and Salone del Mobile exhibition are the Holy Grail of furniture design, and not only for furniture dealers and designers. Top materials suppliers also flock to Milan, often for inspiration, and sometimes just to confirm their own designs are "on trend." Profol, a manufacturer of cast polypropylene (PP) engineered film for decorative surfaces from Germany, is one of these suppliers. I spoke recently to Profol’s Global Key Account Manager for furniture products, Peter Weidenschlager, about the trends observed in Milan.