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Seetal Solanki

Director and Founder, Ma-tt-er in London

Alternative materials that Ma-tt-er

PRESENTED ON MAY 24, 2017
IN LONDON @ VOL 14

Seetal Solanki, founder of materials reserach consultancy Ma-tt-er, gave this PechaKucha talk during Clerkenwell Design Week 2017 and showcased the weird and wacky wonders of using alternative products to create materials and alternative materials to create products - confused? - well watch and Seetal will tell you and it will all make sense! 

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SwedishStyle in Tokyo

BY PETER THÖRNE, MARCUS ABRAHAMSSON, ANDREAS JOHNSSON
@ VOL 66 ON OCT 28, 2009

Swedish Style x PechaKuchaNight 01 Sweden LOVES Japan: A special Tokyo Design Week PechaKucha to celebrate 10 years of Swedish Style in Japan. Petter Thörne, Marcus Abrahamsson, Anders Johnsson works can be found at www.petterthorne.se www.andersjohnsson.se www.marcusabrahamsson.com Three friends from Konstfack Design School especially interested in sustainability and how to use leftover materials from the normal product development process. Conceptual and cool, with warmth and generousity often collaborating in different mixes with their fellow students and colleagues.

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Designing A Better World, One Idea At A Time

BY MARTIN WILLERS
@ PECHAKUCHA AT THE MAGAZZINI ON APR 12, 2013

Martin Willers from People People gives us a behind the scenes look at their newest idea, the Transparent Speaker and guides us through the role industrial design plays in society and how it can change the world for the better.

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Innovative Materials

BY MITSUHIRO KANADA
@ VOL 108 ON NOV 06, 2013

Mitsuhiro Kanada talks about an often overlooked facet of design - materials. Innovative design solutions to cultural differences, environmental differences, and scarcity problems can be solved by taking a fresh look at materials and the many different ways they can be combined. Mitsuhiro shows us how.

"Presentation of the Day" on December 30, 2013.

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Evolution of Process and Design

BY RON SEMEL
@ ARCHEX PECHAKUCHA SESSION ON NOV 07, 2013

Ron Semel has a simple rationale for integrating process and design: if it doesn't break, you don't know what to fix. He starts off with the evolution of motocross, wanders through architectural design, and ends up at robotics. Even the design of his presentation seems to have a process to it!

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From Lady Dior to the Voyage à Nantes

BY GLASS FABRIK
@ VOL 7 ON DEC 17, 2013

Glass-Fabrik is a craft studio of experiment and production of works and glass objects in the service of the creators. According to the formal, functional and economic , Glass-fabrik proposes an approach by the resear  and the techniques adapted among the extent of the possibilities of shaping of the glass. A network of professional partners in the craft environment allows Glass-fabrik to follow the project in her entire production and to favor the meeting between the persons receiving benefits (providers) in the service of the work. (in French)

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The Evolution of Things

BY YAVUZ YILMAZ
@ VOL 4 ON FEB 27, 2014

Yavuz Yılmaz presents a quick review of the evolution of smart things. He discusses the evolution of smartphones, tablets, apps, and wearables, and explains some of his progressive projects. (In German)

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Smart Materials Design

BY DORIS SUNG
@ UNITED STATES ARTISTS 2014 ARTISTS ASSEMBLY ON MAR 24, 2015

Doris Sung is a biologist and architect elaborating on the use of smart materials like termo-bio-metal and different geometry, 3D printing and digital technology in architecture.  She is working with self assembling systems, designing hardware, creating minirobotics and resilient buildings where people rely less on air conditioning in the summer time and developing window systems which retain the view while blocking the sunlight.

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Product Design A to Z

BY DANIEL FORTIN
@ VOL 4 ON OCT 25, 2013

"Designing is the art of using forethought. If you make it up on the spot, that's not design, that's Jazz.'"

In Product Design A to Z from PechaKucha Night New Westminster Vol. 4, Lead Product Designer at lighting manufacturer, Fluxworks Illumination, Daniel Fortin walks us through the process of taking an idea, LED design in this case, through its myriad stages of development before it hits production and tells us why we need to pay closer attention to the products we surround ourselves. 

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Monday, May 16th, 2016. 

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The Afterlife of Materials

BY JEAN-PAUL FARES
IN BEIRUT

Jean-Paul Fares is a product designer, recycled-art designer and creator of JPDesign. By giving an afterlife to discarded objects, Jean-Paul reveals the aesthetics properties of waste materials and transforms them into sculptures and designs.