Martin Bunce founded Tin Horse Design in Wiltshire, in the west of England, nearly 18 years ago. He and his firm specialize in structural packaging, and he has worked closely with a lineup of leading brand owners, including Unilever, Procter & Gamble, ICI Paints, Reckitt Benkiser, Kraft Foods, Astra Zeneca, Coca-Cola Co., BP Lubricants, Mobil Lubricants, Coors Brewers, Kimberly Clark and Electrolux.
After earning a bachelor of arts degree in industrial design (engineering), with honors, in 1985 from London's Central School of Art & Design, Bunce began his career as a senior structural packaging designer working on projects with firms such as Linpac, Metal Box, Crown Paints, Merck Pharmaceuticals and Birds Eye.
In 1988-89 he served as a product design consultant working for Addison in London, and in 1989-90 fulfilled a similar role for Addison (Singapore) Pte. Ltd. While in Singapore, his projects included conceptualizing and overseeing celebratory street lighting for the main shopping street and buildings of cultural significance across the entire island as part of Singapore's 25th Anniversary light-up campaign. He also engaged in a personal research project collecting, sorting and evaluating waste on a Singapore beach.
Bunce, who holds some 20 patents, was selected in March 2006 to serve as a technical adviser to Britain's Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP). He also was a guest speaker at the British Plastics Federation's Biopolymers & Biodegradable Plastics Seminar in London last year, discussing the perceptions of biodegradables in the fast-moving consumer goods arena and their role in designing sustainable solutions. He also works closely with resin companies such as Eastman Chemical Co. on various packaging solutions.