Seetal Solanki is a materials designer, researcher and author of ‘Why Materials Matter: Responsible Design for a Better World’. She is the Founder and Director of materials research design studio Ma-tt-er. Her work explores alternative methods of employing and implementing materials more responsibly across industry and education. Creating a positive socio-economic impact which reveals the truth about how we live today and might live tomorrow. During her time at Ma-tt-er she has had the privilege to work with the British Council, IKEA/SPACE10, The Future Laboratory, Selfridges, DAZED, Iceland Academy of the Arts, The Design Museum London, Hyundai, NIKE, World Water Day and Politecnico di Milano.
Seetal Solanki trained in Jewellery and Silversmithing and Multi Media Textiles Loughborough University School of the Arts and Textile Futures at Central Saint Martins. In 2017 she began teaching at the Royal College of Art, London leading a platform on the Interior Design programme at the School of Architecture. She was made an Honorary Fellow at Hereford College of the Arts and received her Fellowship at the RSA in 2018. She lives and works in London.