ThusThat aims to unearth the material backstories of our everyday surroundings. Led by Kevin Rouff and Paco Boeckelmann, ThusThat bridges collectible design with material science in a way that is ultimately accessible to a wider audience. We aim to create pieces that are strong, simple, and direct in form, keeping the complexity packed within the materiality itself. Our work primarily focuses on the use of uncommon materials such as industrial wastes, to suggest alternative futures.
Our projects with wastes of the mining and metallurgy industries have received widespread attention, exhibition, and international awards, with pieces in the permanent collection of the London Design Museum.