Material Matters features in-depth interviews with a variety of designers, makers and artists about their relationship with a particular material or technique. Hosted by writer and critic Grant Gibson. Follow Grant on Insta @grant_on_design
Polly Morgan on taxidermy.
Grant Gibson talks to artist Polly Morgan about taxidermy and her latest fascination with snakes.
Sean Sutcliffe talks wood and remembers Sir Terence Conran.
Grant Gibson talks to the furniture maker Sean Sutcliffe about wood and his 37-year professional relationship with the late Sir Terence Conran.
Natsai Audrey Chieza on bacteria.
Grant Gibson talks to the designer Natsai Audrey Chieza about working with bacteria and designing at the cutting edge of biology.
Julia Lohmann on kelp (or seaweed).
Grant Gibson talks to designer Julia Lohmann about her research into kelp and how the material might help us consume differently in the future.
Esna Su on the refugee crisis and creating contemporary art from traditional Turkish craft.
Grant Gibson talks to the artist and jewellery designer Esna Su about her extraordinary work, which is inspired by traditional Turkish crafts, and seeks to highlight the plight of refugees.
Dominic Wilcox on inventing.
Grant Gibson talks to designer and artist Dominic Wilcox about creativity and his project, Little Inventors, that encourages children to come up with extraordinary ideas of their own.