We’re always talking about the future of design, the future of technology, the future of MAKING. In a world where umbrellas can act as personal mobile weather stations, a world where virtual windscreens can easily add augmented reality to automobiles…how do we find the next ‘big thing’? MakerGalaxy is a show that explores the crossroads of Design, Technology, and the Future of Making

This week we talked to Israeli industrial designer and sustainable furniture craftsman Eli Chissick. Eli’s background in both carpentry and product design led him to focus on designing furniture made from reclaimed scraps that he converts into new sheets of material to work from.

We’ll talk with Eli about everything from how he got his start in product design, how he creates his own material to work from made from scraps, what he thinks of the digital fabrication movement, and more.

We’ll Be Discussing:

  • Best breakfast pastry in the world?
  • From carpentry to product design and back again?
  • Why sustainable product design?
  • Developing new material from discarded material
  • The importance of shop experience for tomorrow’s generations
  • …and more!

Be sure to head over to Eli’s site to check out his entire collection of sustainable furniture designs!

Also…be sure to check out Maker Galaxy over on iTunes and let us know how you like the show in the reviews!


Simon is a Brooklyn-based industrial designer and Managing Editor of EVD Media. When he finds the time to design, his focus is on helping startups develop branding and design solutions to realize their product design vision. In addition to his work at Nike and various other clients, he is the main reason anything gets done at EvD Media. He once wrestled an Alaskan alligator buzzard to the ground with his bare hands… to rescue Josh.