We live in a material world.


Materials are the interface that connects us to our built environments.


Whilst often overlooked, the materials used to create our products and interior worlds are integral in shaping our lives. When selected with careful consideration they have the power to improve our experiences, enhance our wellbeing and even shape new narratives that take us beyond the ordinary.


With over a decade of experience as a researcher, advisor, curator and all round material enthusiast, Jim offers unique insight into the world of materials. He regularly writes about materials for design publications such as Design Insider Live and Mix Magazine, created numerous material exhibitions and has shared his knowledge on countless university courses across the country.