Radical Matter: Rethinking Materials for a Sustainable Future
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Thames & Hudson
January 14, 2020
8.3 X 10.0 X 0.9 inches | 2.1 pounds
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About the Author
Kate Franklin is a co-founder of FranklinTill Studio, a multi-disciplinary design, research, and trend-forecasting consultancy in London.
Caroline Till is a co-founder of FranklinTill Studio, a multi-disciplinary design, research, and trend-forecasting consultancy in London.
This imaginative book offers many alternatives to the standard "take-make-discard'' model of processing virgin materials to manufacture consumer goods... Eight sections address: reusing waste streams. minimizing byproducts, making with detritus, making as community connection, digital fabrication on demand, truly disposable products, living materials, and future mining... Attractive objects include construction materials, furniture, housewares, textiles, jewelry, and sculpture. This remarkable survey highlights possibilities for more sustainable living. Designers, materials specialists, and environmentalists will find inspiration.