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Arguably of all the makers on the Woman’s Hour Craft Prize shortlist, Peter Marigold’s work is the most eclectic. His output ranges from old school product design, such as the hefty Galvanised furniture series for British company SCP, to public art projects such as the 188m wall that’s just gone on site at Edinburgh’s new Royal Hospital for Sick Children, via material experimentations such as FORMcard, a credit card-sized piece of meltable bio-plastic that can be used to fix or adapt things, and crafted pieces such as the Dodai benches created from a Japanese Cypress log split in two. As he points out: ‘In the past, a designer would basically be attached to chairs or furniture of a certain scale. But now we’re in a position where different things happen.’

Making (combined with a wry sense of humour) has always played a key role in Marigold’s work. He

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