Concept Designer - Sustainable Material Explorer - Design Researcher.

In an ever changing world, now so predominantly shaped by humans, Elissa Brunato explores where human demands meet wider ecological systems. She designs along the emergence of new technologies and scientific developments, curious how these may influence the human experience.

Intrigued by material and surface tactility, Elissa Brunato previously worked in Embroidery Design / Production, both for Ready-to-Wear and Haute Couture. During this period, projects also took her to work in production sites in India and China where she saw the wider implications of industry choices. Currently completing her Masters in Material Futures at Central Saint Martins, she is rethinking the systems we have in place and the materials we use.

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News | Press:

Creative Review
Fast Company
Document Journal
Ellen McArthur Foundation, Circular Design Videos
The Mills Fabrica Residency Hong Kong



2019 Sep - ‘Designing in Turbulent Times’, Lethaby Gallery, UK.

2019 Sep - ‘100% Design’ + Material Driven, London Design Festival, UK.

2019 Sep - ‘The Wood Awards’ exhibition, London Design Festival, UK.

2019 Sep - Panel discussion: ‘Design Junction’ Talks Programme, London Design Festival, UK

2019 Sep - ‘Talking Textiles’, New York Textile Month, USA

2019 Nov - ‘Global Grad Show’, Dubai Design Week, AE


Past Exhibitions | Events:

2019 Jun - ‘Material Futures Degree Show' Exhibition, Central Saint Martins, London, UK.

2019 May/Jul - 'Milan re-used: A selection of sustainable projects', Yksi Expo, Eindhoven, NL.

2019 Apr - ‘Material Futures’ BASE Ventura Futures, material exhibit, Milano, IT

2018 Dec - ‘Material Futures’ Xmas Show, showing 'Future Sequin', London, UK.

2018 Nov - 'Future Factory', The Design Museum London, UK.

2018 Feb - 'Vanitas' Venice Food Design Week, Venice, IT.



2019 Jul - Design talk on bio Colour: 'An Introduction to Bio Colour', Open Cell, London, UK.

2019 Jun - Design talk on Material Ethics: 'Tricky Design: Design Ethics for a Complex World', The Design Museum London, UK.

2019 Mar - Design talk: 'There and Back Again', Centre for Circular Design, London, UK.



2019 - Creative Review Innovation Award

2019 - MullenLowe NOVA Award Runners Up

2019 - Mills Fabric Material Innovation Prize, The Mills Fabrica, Hong Kong.

2019 - Green Trail Prize, Maison/0, CSM-LVMH Incubator of Sustainable Innovation, London.

2006 - Australian Vocational Student Prize, Australian Government Ministers Award.

2006 - National Student of the Year Encouragement Award, The Textiles Institute, International Fiber Centre, Melbourne, Australia.

2006 - Australian Capital Territory Vocational School Student of the Year, Training Excellence Award for Fashion, Hospitality and Business, Australia. A.C.T Government Award, Department of Education and Training.