The next matter: the discovery of new materials for design

Designers are pushing boundaries with renewable, innovative and challenging products

Jorge Penadés presses leather into solid forms that can be cut like wood

Polish designer Atticus Durnell recycles café waste into a smooth composite

A V&A show offers a taste of new ways to make, consume and dispose of what we eat

Marlène Huissoud uses propolis, a resin bees use to repair their hives, to create beautiful pieces

Studio Furthermore shuns mainstream pottery techniques

Formafantasma extracts precious metals to enhance its range