materials & design

hi,

how could one use the materials in its raw form for a product. how does the materials play an important role in function and aesthetics. i have ben working with materials like bamboo, teak, deodhar, leather, mild steel and thermocol.

I am suppose to design a bike. it is my design project for 5th semeseter. i am almost done with skecthes on paper and a 3d-modelling using 3D-Max and studioworks.

i now intend to make a scale model. So please suggest me materials which would be easy to work with and will be strong and durable.