Helping companies develop next-generation products and services.

The consulting division of Material ConneXion, ThinkLAB partners with businesses to conceptualize and create innovative, forward-thinking products. From creative brainstorming to problem solving to concept development and material sourcing and implementation, ThinkLAB guides clients through the entire process of product development.

12+

Fortune 500 clients

25

Industry categories served

23

Awards for ThinkLAB products

Case Study: FabricSkin Keyboard Folio

With thousands of accessories available for the Apple iPad, the need for technology companies to develop innovative products that stand out and captivate consumers has never been higher. In 2013, ThinkLAB partnered with powerhouse digital product company Logitech to do just that by introducing the Logitech FabricSkin Keyboard Folio. ThinkLAB’s materials experts helped identify the best fabrics in terms of quality and performance, while also incorporating on-trend colors and materials. The folio is the first to feature a Bluetooth keyboard, with its keys seamlessly fused into an interior fabric.

Designed to complement individual style, the Logitech FabricSkin Keyboard Folio provides the ultimate on-the-go protection while adding a bit of personality to any iPad.

Material (R)evolution Reports

ThinkLAB has authored a series of reports on relevant industry topics, called Material (R)evolution. From additive manufacturing to grown materials to how material innovation influences design, these reports cut through the clutter and the hype, revealing what those in the materials business need to know to develop better products, build stronger brands and create strategic growth in the years ahead.

Leadership

MAIDER IRASTORZA
“We strive to find better ways to use materials creatively and purposefully.”
MAIDER IRASTORZA, Executive Vice President

NOW

From overseeing all aspects of the business – including our research, sales, marketing and production – to working with our clients on their next big idea, I act as consultant, strategist and facilitator, defining the “what’s new and what’s next” in materials so our clients can make smarter design decisions.

THEN

With a background in marketing and sales, I worked for Material ConneXion developing creative advertising and promotional strategies that supported our sales efforts.