22–25 september
bargehouse, oxo tower wharf, london

the brands of 2022

In 2022, Material Matters showcased a curated mix of over 40 exhibitors to celebrate the importance of materials and their ability to shape our lives. The selection included global brands, makers, designers, manufacturers, and artists working in materials that ranged from recycled aluminium, clay, wood and glass to orange peel, roots and sugar.


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Alkesh Parmar is a Designer, Maker and Researcher whose methodology involves an open dialogue between craft and design. He applies a ‘craft-based’ approach to engaging with materials and generating ideas, and a ‘design-based’ approach when realising these ideas into products and objects. He has been a pioneer in the use of local waste material for over a decade, working with materials such as orange peel for more than 15 years. His material research focuses on reducing reliance on alternative binding agents and substrates to maximise the inherent properties of the materials he works with without putting a strain on other resources.  

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