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Chris Lefteri    

Internationally Recognised Materials Man, Designer, Writer & Publisher

Chris Lefteri is one of the most influential materials experts working in design today. He has gained the internationally recognised reputation as 'The Materials Man', and is the leading authority on materials and their application in design. A leading advocate for material-centric design, he has published eight books on design and material innovation (translated into five languages) and they have irrevocably changed the way designers consider materials. He is also the editor and creative director of Ingredients magazine, which has a subscription of over 5000 designers across the world.

Over the last 10 years his achievements have been instrumental in changing the way designers and material manufacturers view and use materials. He has delivered inspirational workshops and lectures and curated stimulating exhibitions on materials and design across the world / Europe, North America and Asia.

His studio, Chris Lefteri Design Ltd, has worked with countless Fortune 100 companies and major design studios across Europe, the US and Asia helping them formulate strategies for effective materials integration in the design process. His on-going initiative to bridge the gap between design and industry has seen his studio work with major material suppliers and helped them to communicate more effectively with the design community.

In 2008 he was the Visionary in Residence at Art Centre College of Design in California and has been a guest lecturer at Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, Design Academy Eindhoven, Central Saint Martins London, CCS, SCAD and LASALLE-SIA College of the Arts in Singapore.

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