Radical Matter – our first book is a wide-ranging and visually beautiful compendium of the experimental approaches, new materials and revolutionary thinkers that are rewriting design convention and creating a blueprint for a new model of production and consumption.
Shit, hair and dust. Soot, soya and sawdust. Fungus and cellulose. All over the world, an emerging generation of designers and makers are rethinking raw materials, repurposing waste, and presenting radical solutions to the challenges of making and surviving in the modern world. We present a snapshot of projects and material innovations by the designers at the forefront of the making revolution.
Experimental, visionary and motivated by sustainability and social welfare, they and their ideas are, perhaps, our best hope for the long-term future of our society, our planet and the objects we use every day.
The principles behind Radical Matter are also the cornerstones of FranklinTill – the book draws on years of first-hand research, and on the insights of our global network of contacts in the creative fields.