Irem Arig

is a researcher specialising in new materials and living systems. She has a background in Textile Design, having graduated from Central St. Martin’s College of Art & Design. After spending her formative years between Istanbul, Dusseldorf, Singapore and Shanghai, she studied and worked in London as a designer-maker, later joining one of Asia’s largest new material libraries, MateriO Shanghai, as a librarian, curator and Chief Researcher in the Department of Materials & Design.

Today, she works under her own research studio Re:mtr (short for rethink material), as well as part of Hyloh’s collaborator network.

She is driven by a curiosity in material stories, design processes, and regenerative development, and enjoys raising awareness, sharing knowledge, exploring systems and tools to aid more responsible and inspired material selection.

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Research through partnerships and collaboration.

Irem works with a network of talented individuals, companies and consultancies, who specialize in a range of different industries spanning from materials, eco-design, sustainability, art to sourcing.
Irem works with a network of talented individuals, companies and consultancies, who specialize in a range of different industries spanning from materials, eco-design, sustainability, art to sourcing.
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