33 episodes

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

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    • Design
    • 4.9, 112 Ratings

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

    Freddie Robins on knitting.

    Freddie Robins on knitting.

    The brilliant Freddie Robins talks to Grant Gibson about her love of knitting and making art that's 'difficult, demanding and awkward'.

    • 50 min
    SCP's Sheridan Coakley on manufacturing, retailing and pioneering British design.

    SCP's Sheridan Coakley on manufacturing, retailing and pioneering British design.

    Grant Gibson chats to Sheridan Coakley, one of the most influential figures in British design over the past 35 years.

    • 51 min
    Gareth Neal on timber and technology.

    Gareth Neal on timber and technology.

    In a special 'lockdown' version of the podcast, Grant Gibson talks to designer Gareth Neal about his relationship with timber and technology.

    • 57 min
    Junko Mori on metal.

    Junko Mori on metal.

    Grant Gibson talks to Junko Mori about making and metal.

    • 57 min
    Malene Hartmann Rasmussen on film, fairytales and clay.

    Malene Hartmann Rasmussen on film, fairytales and clay.

    Grant Gibson speaks to ceramist Malene Hartmann Rasmussen about her love of film, her fascination with fairytales, and her relationship with clay.

    • 42 min
    John Barnard on carbon fibre.

    John Barnard on carbon fibre.

    Grant Gibson talks to car designer and Formula 1 legend, John Barnard, about building the first car with a carbon fibre chassis.

    • 1 hr 16 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
112 Ratings

112 Ratings

Smithautomata ,

Wonderful

I so look forward to listening to this on an evening. Unpicking makers thought processes and history in such a gentle and insightful way.

Seb.b.89 ,

Great!

Excellent and insightful series of interviews

BrigitteCharles ,

Insightful but only focused on RCA

Insightful podcast but getting a bit annoyed that every maker/ designer seems to be connected to the RCA. Would be more interesting to here the stories of a more varied group of people.

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