How is an object made? In today’s digital world, we are falling out of touch with the making process and the materials that make up the objects we surround ourselves with, even though these are crucial for the identity of the object. Some objects in Making Matters illustrate key technical moments in design history, such as the introduction of laminated wood, synthetics and 3D prints. Others are the result of expertise in a technique and the perfecting of that technique until it becomes a trademark. The making process and the search for new materials and production models are often just as important for designers as the result.