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Material Monday: Soft Steel
This week’s Material Monday is brought to you by Seetal Solanki Director of materials research consultancy Ma-tt-er. Most metals we come across would be considered a solid material but there are processes now which are transform
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Material Monday: E-waste
This week’s Material Monday Seetal Solanki of Ma-tt-er will be discussing electronic waste as a potential resource for future products. Worldwide 20 to 50 million tons of electronic waste is disposed of on an annual basis making
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Material Monday: Marble Dust
This week’s Material Monday focuses on the invisible resource marble dust, brought to you by Seetal Solanki of Ma-tt-er. Dust. A substance that wouldn’t traditionally be considered a material. However designer Mi Zhang a recen
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Material Monday: Basalt
This week our regular contributor Seetal Solanki of Ma-tt-er will be exploring basalt as a material and its many variations. Basalt is a geological igneous rock that is now being used as a textile which has a very high thermal sta
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Textiles are for girls, materials are for boys.
An article written for It’s Nice That’s focus on International Women’s Day. Seetal Solanki is founder of materials research consultancy Ma-tt-er, where she works on design projects of all kinds, bringing expertis
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Inside/Out RCA
06-03-2017

Inside/Out RCA

How can we adopt a more universal way of working with materials across multiple sectors? Seetal Solanki, Founder and Director of Ma-tt-er, will be discussing the many ways in which materials can help shape our future by consideri
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Material Monday: Paper
This week for Material Monday we will be focusing on the innovative uses of paper as a material brought to you by our regular contributor Seetal Solanki of Ma-tt-er. According to Wikipedia “Paper is a thin material produced by p
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Transformation 2: Future Making
Friday the 17th of February is second event exploring the theme of TRANSFORMATION, exploring ways of making and knowing that thrive on natural processes, ancient methods and modern technologies. When we make we transform materials
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Material Monday: Pine
Whole systems thinking and materials is something that Ma-tt-er focuses on as a studio and consultancy. Director Seetal Solanki will be discussing the huge potential that the very basic pine needles can achieve. Pine is one of the
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RED: Ten Ways
10-02-2017

RED: Ten Ways

“If one says ‘Red’ – the name of color – and there are fifty people listening, it can be expected that there will be fifty reds in their minds. And one can be sure that all these reds will be very different.” Josef Alb
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Material Monday: Visualising Pollution
This week Seetal Solanki Director of Ma-tt-er will be discussing the invisible resource of pollution as a material across multiple applications. Proactive design is something that is becoming so much more relevant than it ever has
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Material Monday: Sugar
This week Seetal Solanki Director of materials consultancy Ma-tt-er will be discussing sugar as a material, moving it away from our daily diets and into products that could surround us in the future.   Are we using sugar in a
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