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Podcast – Michael Marriott

The impacts of our throwaway culture are extreme – socially, environmentally and globally. In the UK alone, we produce around 200 million tonnes of waste a year.

Michael Marriott is a London-based product, furniture and interior designer with resourcefulness built into the heart of his practice. His extensive portfolio explores ways in which surplus, discarded and found materials can be given a new life as objects of form, function and charm. Michael believes that the things we use on a daily basis should be fit for purpose, and simultaneously have an in-built humanity to them. The more we enjoy using things – the more valuable they become to us – and the less likely we are to throw them away.

In this podcast series, Radical Acts: Why Craft Matters, Harewood Biennial curator Hugo Macdonald meets the designers, artists, makers and creators who are using craft and design to tackle the urgent crises that shape our lives.