18–21 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.

Alkesh Parmar


Alkesh Parmar has been a pioneer in the use of local waste material for over a decade using materials such as orange peel. This exhibition will showcase a new body of work developed using two very different materials made from waste orange peels. One is formed through the method of meticulously hand-cutting, sewing, and shaping, during the drying process, to create a fabric-like material. The second material, paper-like quality, is made from orange peel pulp through an intricate immersion relating to processes of drying. The new body of work will include; lighting, objects and artworks.

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