Recognized throughout the world as a leading authority on materials and their application in design, Chris Lefteri is one of the most instrumental materials experts working in his field. For over a decade his studio work and publications have been pivotal in the way designers and the materials industry consider materials. In 2001 he published the first of eight books on materials and the application in design, which have been translated into six languages. These books have led the change in the way designers view and use materials.
Subsequently his studio, Chris Lefteri Design, has worked with Fortune 500 companies and major design studios across Europe, the US and Asia implementing a broad range of strategies for effective materials integration in the design process. The studio’s distinctive cross-industry expertise in automotive, packaging, sports, furniture, consumer electronics and fashion leads to fresh approaches and bleeding-edge outcomes.
Lefteri is the editor and creative director of Ingredients magazine, which has a subscription of over 5,000 designers across the world. He has delivered lectures and workshops for amongst others: Nike, BMW, Philips Design, LG Electronics, Samsung, Dyson, Hyundai and Speedo. The studio also works with major material suppliers such as Corning Glass, Eastman Chemicals and Exxon Mobil helping them to communicate more effectively with the design