School of Architecture
Platform Tutor (Matter)
- Interior Design
Seetal Solanki is the Founder and Director of materials research design studio Ma-t-ter and a Visiting Tutor on the Interior Design programme at the Royal College of Art.
In addition to this Seetal is also a Visiting Tutor on Information Experience Design at the Royal College of Art School of Communication.
Seetal holds an MA in Textile Futures from Central Saint Martins where she explored how textiles can influence a space.Show more
Since graduating she went onto work for studios and brands such as Nissan, United Visual Artists, Alexander McQueen, Hussein Chalayan, NIKE and Puma.
This cross-sector approach enabled her to see the potential of materials and how they all connect to each other shaping the immediate, near and far future.
Ma-tt-er is a research design studio that explores the past, present and future of materials. Working across industry and education we advise and implementing a more responsible use of materials. Most materials have an infinite lifecycle. They can be re-used, reformed and redesigned with a new purpose. By harnessing the unexplored potential of materials we can implement social, economic and political change through a cross sector approach.Show more
Clients include SPACE10, the Design Museum, Red Deer Architects, The Future Laboratory, DAZED, Selfridges, G. F Smith, FRAME Magazine, Wolff Olins, Iceland Academy of the Arts, Molonglo Group, Stella Artois, water.org, Space Doctors, Viewpoint Magazine and PUIG.