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2015
Materials Innovation supported by The Clothworkers' Foundation
2017
Furniture Design supported by the David Collins Foundation
2016
Jewellery Design
2010
Graphic Novels
2010
Graphic Novels
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2012
Product Design
2012
Product Design
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2010
Graphic Novels
2006
Furniture Design
2016
Materials Innovation supported by The Clothworkers' Foundation
2017
Furniture Design supported by the David Collins Foundation
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2015
Materials Innovation supported by The Clothworkers' Foundation
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2001
Landscape Design
2014
Materials Innovation supported by The Clothworkers' Foundation
2016
Materials Innovation supported by The Clothworkers' Foundation
2008
Lighting Design
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2012
Product Design
2003
Graphic Design
2018
Twenty Fifth Anniversary Awards
2002
Fashion Design
2016
Jewellery Design
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2012
Product Design
2014
Materials Innovation supported by The Clothworkers' Foundation
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2017
Furniture Design supported by the David Collins Foundation
2010
Graphic Novels
2017
Materials Innovation supported by The Clothworkers' Foundation
2016
Materials Innovation supported by The Clothworkers' Foundation
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2003
Graphic Design
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2014
Materials Innovation supported by The Clothworkers' Foundation
2017
Furniture Design supported by the David Collins Foundation
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2016
Jewellery Design
2017
Materials Innovation supported by The Clothworkers' Foundation
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2016
Materials Innovation supported by The Clothworkers' Foundation
2015
Materials Innovation supported by The Clothworkers' Foundation
2017
Materials Innovation supported by The Clothworkers' Foundation
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Materials Innovation supported by The Clothworkers' Foundation
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2016
Jewellery Design
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1996
Furniture Design
2017
Materials Innovation supported by The Clothworkers' Foundation
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Alkesh Parmar

Materials Innovation supported by The Clothworkers' Foundation - Shortlisted 2014

Alkesh Parmar is a London-based multidisciplinary designer, artist and inventor who is passionate about sustainable products and systems. His MA at the Royal College of Art’s School of Materials, encouraged him to combine craft techniques with sustainable thinking and he defines his own discipline where art meets design and innovation. Early materials research included combining traditional metalwork with glassblowing techniques with the aim to fuse the two materials together. Alkesh is creative founder of APeel Materials, a patent-pending new process for transforming waste citrus peel into a versatile new material with a wide range of potential uses without having a need to add additional binders. In fact early stage experiments have shown that the citrus rind material has the potential to be used within additive printing. Citrus peel accounts for around 50% of the fruit as a whole and the remaining pith and fibrous matter is a waste product that mostly ends up in landfill.
Alkesh is currently in discussion with Clarks to produce a sustainable alternative heel component to their current polyurethane heels. In addition the company has been commissioned by a L’Oreal owned company Pureology and PlaySam, a producer of high quality toy cars, to produce material samples for their products and in the case of Pureology, packaging.