22–25 september
bargehouse, oxo tower wharf, london

the brands taking part

Material Matters showcases a curated mix of over 40 world-leading brands, designers, makers and organisations to celebrate the importance of materials and their ability to shape our lives. From product design, furniture and lighting to metal, ceramics, textiles or technology, the brands and makers on display are at the leading edge of contemporary design.


  • ROOM 13.2


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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