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Alison Zingaro

New York, NY, United States

Global Materials Consultancy

Member since June 10, 2009

  • MEDIUM Award for Material of the Year 2009

    Community, Industrial Design


    Material ConneXion lhas launched our first MEDIUM Award for Material of the Year, naming UK-based company Concrete Canvas’s Concrete Cloth (MC# 6479-01) as the inaugural winner. With the simple addition of water, this groundbreaking flexible fabric technology makes it possible to create safe, durable, and rapidly deployable structures for a wide range of commercial, military and humanitarian uses.

    Learn more about Concrete Cloth and the 11 Material of the Year Honorable Mentions, to be featured in our MEDIUM Award for Material of the Year Exhibition from January 12-February 26, 2010.

    Read more about the MEDIUM Award.

    Location: Material ConneXion, 60 Madison Avenue (between 26th and 27th Streets), 2nd Floor, NYC 10010

    Nearest Subways: #6 at 28th and Park / NRW at 28th and Broadway

  • Prbp01_177_

    Interactive exhibition to examine dialogue between the analog world and digital technologies transforming design in a post-digital era

    Featuring furniture, architecture, jewelry, graphics and products by Doug Bucci, Edhv, Jan Habraken, Joris Laarman, Thomas Lommée, MakerBot, Alissia Melka-Teichroew (byAMT), Lucas Maassen, Dries Verbruggen, THEVERYMANY and Unfold

    Bits 'n Pieces, an interactive traveling exhibition exploring the rapidly advancing technologies and new materials transforming the world of design, will be on view at Material ConneXion from November 4 - December 4, 2009.

    Curated by Dutch and Belgian designers Claire Warnier and Dries Verbruggen of UNFOLD, Lucas Maassen, Jan Habraken and Alissia Melka-Teichroew (byAMT), the exhibition will feature work by an international group of designers, architects, computer scientists and material and technology researchers that anticipates the next phase of the digital revolution. Read more

    Exhibition Dates: November 4-December 4, 2009

    Exhibition Hours: Monday – Friday, 9am – 6pm

    Location: Material ConneXion, 60 Madison Avenue (between 26th and 27th Streets), 2nd Floor, NYC 10010

    Nearest Subways: #6 at 28th and Park / NRW at 28th and Broadway

  • Iadr2009_177_

    Since 1954, I.D. Magazine's Annual Design Review has recognized the best in product, furniture, graphic, and environment design, from the iconic to the obscure. Throughout the years, this annual showcase has chronicled the evolution of design, and highlighted its impact on our material and visual culture. Each year, the featured work is chosen by a jury of leading practitioners, who, along with I.D.'s editorial team, focus the abundance of submissions into a clear survey of the state of design.

    After hosting the juries for packaging, consumer product, environment and graphic design this spring, Material ConneXion will exhibit the winning results of I.D.’s Annual Design Review in our showroom from June 25 – August 21, 2009.

    The resulting overview is also published in the July/August issue of I.D. magazine — the Annual Design Review issue.

    The exhibition will be on view at:

    Material ConneXion 60 Madison Avenue, 2nd Floor New York, NY 10010 T. 212-842-2050

    June 25 - August 21, 2009

    Monday – Friday: 9am – 6pm

My Interests

  • Industrial Design
  • Environmental Design
  • Communication Design
  • Fashion Design
  • Audio/Visual Design