Elissa Brunato is a material designer and systems thinker. She researches cross-disciplinary into emerging scientific possibilities, circular systems and materials, curious how these can respond to wider ecological systems. Elissa founded Radiant Matter, a London-based start-up developing a new generation of colour and material solutions for the circular economy. The start-up engineers plant-derived yet sparkling materials that do not rely on dyes, metals, minerals or plastics. She is the co-founder of AusBlau, a creative design studio and consultancy based in London, leading playful investigations into materiality, ecosystems and the human experience.