Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design

Material Research Hub

Hub Lead
Research Hubs
Interdisciplinary research group focusing on tangible technology, dynamic surfaces, biomaterials, electronic textiles and soft robotics. They develop prototypes, research fabrication methodologies and create new materials.
By merging hardware competence and with dedicated software development, the hub emphasizes on exploring new materials allowing us to reshape the future and redefine the relationship between humanity and the materiality we are surrounded by.
By developing through an experimental scope towards augmented textiles, biomaterials and soft circuitry, the results are practical, impactful material innovations, positively affecting the current and future state of the human condition.

SALT, a Michelin star restaurant based in Budapest, has asked us to create a mycelium composite platter to be used as a dessert serving plate. The realisation of a unique design, developed in consultation with the client, proved to be a challenging yet rewarding project where we could contribute to the future of a more circular gastronomy.

Biohaus project is raising awareness to the inescapable importance of biodesign and biomanufacturing on Earth from the innovation-generating perspective of Mars. In this half year we have created an inflatable bioreactor for algae cultivation.

The goal of the Small-scale Development Program is to create new purpose for deadstock materials and find innovative ways for their use. Participants of the development program go through the phases of research and potentially industrialization of their innovation.

The Conscious Textile Group is currently conducting a one-year long design-led research project on textile recycling. The aim of the project is to create high quality textile materials from reclaimed fibres that can be re-integrated into the textile industry, creating a closed-loop recycling system.

We work to find solutions to the challenges of protecting freshwater reedbeds. Reedbeds are natural habitats of great importance to aquatic life. However, the destruction and fragmentation of reedbeds has serious consequences for the ecosystem as a whole.

Mapping what possibilities are available to help reduce plastic pollution using mycelium.

The research and development of new augmented materials, specifically soft interfaces, to produce an intuitive, non-intrusive platform between digital environments and the physical world.

Hub Lead

Acting Material Research Hub Lead, Researcher


Researcher, doctoral student


Researcher, external lecturer, supervisor


Research Hubs

Data collection is a daily practice in the 21st century but the stories behind the data are rarely unveiled. Data storytelling helps with interactive tools and narrative methods to show patterns that can help us make decisions.

In the Immersion & Interaction Hub we are looking at the design gaps of the Metaverse-like environments and we strive to create such prototypes that can have beneficial effects on our mental health and also our daily life.

Developing and supporting practice based design research in order to seek opportunities for a more sustainable lifestyle and economy.
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