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Billionaire Magazine

Online 2023

Opinion: The Future Is In Your Hands

Mark Boddington, CEO of Silverlining Furniture, on the need for investing in craftsmanship for a sustainable and ethical future.

Imagine reinterpreting timeless hand skills through cutting-edge materials such as carbon fibre, electroconductive ceramics, and self-healing, paper-based Fenix. Picture harnessing the natural properties of abundant, sustainable resources to create unique, never-before-seen forms and finishes.

In recent years, traditional hand skills have been rapidly disappearing, overshadowed by the Western world’s technology-focused, digital transformation. However, a resurgence of interest in these ancient techniques is growing, as they become increasingly rare and coveted by leading design and craft commissioners.