Another place I have known about for a while but never been to is the materials library. As you can imagine it’s exactly what you think it is, a library full of materials ranging from wood to metal, plastics to glass and even smart materials which react to the environment or certain situations their put in.
The team behind materials library also create their own materials and objects based which explore both the art and science behind what a material is as well as its function. While at Designjunction they let people take samples of wood which at first I thought were their business cards but wasn’t so I took pine, beech, poplar and birch as well as a business card. It seems that you can visit them but only if you have an appointment so soon I will book one and hopefully do a more in-depth review of them and what they stand for.