Elissa Brunato is a material designer and systems thinker.
She researches cross-disciplinary into emerging scientific possibilities, circular systems and materials, curious how these can respond to wider ecological systems.
Elissa founded Radiant Matter, a London-based start-up developing a new generation of colour and material solutions for the circular economy. Similar to the brilliant colours seen in nature - think of peacock feathers and jewel beetles - the start-up engineers plant-derived yet sparkling materials that do not rely on dyes, metals, minerals or plastics.
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She is the co-founder of AusBlau, a creative design studio and consultancy based in London, leading playful investigations into materiality, ecosystems and the human experience.
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Elissa’s work has been recognised by the LVMH group winning the Green Trail Prize. She became the Arts Foundation Materials Innovation Fellow 2022 and won the Mills Fabric Material Innovation Prize, a residency at the Mill’s Fabrica Innovation lab in Hong Kong, the MullenLowe NOVA Creative Innovation Award, and was a finalist in the Dorothy Waxman International Textile Design Prize, NY. Her works were selected for the Innovation Showcase with Vitra Design Museum's exhibition Plastic: Remaking Our World and are part of 'Material Tales' by the London Design Museum, a 5-year touring exhibition for materials that have defined modern life.
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