Design and Merchandising Design Library
Supported by the Department of Design and Merchandising, we are located in Room 215 of the Nancy Richardson Design Center.
Student-Run - Professionally Curated - Design Inspiration Resource
The Design Library is open to students across programs and is a place to connect creative inspiration with innovative interior materials and products.
Come check us out and explore interior materials and products ranging from lighting and furniture to textiles, stone, glass, resin, and much more! Discover collections curated around material health, bio-based innovations, and sustainability.
What is the Design Library?
We are a student-run materials resource library modeled after design libraries in professional architecture and interior design firms. As a design inspiration resource for students and faculty, our collection is home to hundreds of innovative materials and is continually updated by industry manufacturers’ representatives to have the most current and future-oriented interior materials and products. We are dedicated to helping students evaluate and select materials related to material health, sustainability, and social equity.
Want to learn more?
The Design Library gives students a hand-on approach to new materials and industry connections.
Digital Database and Research Tool
In addition to our collection of physical materials in our RDC Design Library, we offer all Colorado State students access to a diverse digital material database and research tool to explore the most innovative and emerging materials. Explore the MaterialConneXion database to expand your knowledge about material science ranging from coatings to fibers and textiles, and 3D filaments to in-mold decorative effects.
First Time Users:
Select the MaterialConneXion link and enter your colostate email.
Enter anything for the password and this will prompt you to select Colorado State University which will take you to the registration page
On the registration page, enter your info and create a password. You are all set to access the MaterialConneXion database.