It all began with Matter. It’s what we’re made of.
Solids, liquids, gases, synthetics and the unknown. Everything is made of something.
As humanity continues to overexert Earth’s finite resources we must reconsider the definition of waste. Most materials have an infinite lifecycle; they can be reused, reformed and redesigned with a new purpose.
By harnessing the unexplored potential of materials we can implement social, economical and political change.
Our process of continuous questioning and exploration enables us to investigate these opportunities and share our learnings.
Because everything, and everyone, Matters.
Ma-tt-er is a research studio, platform and consultancy that explores the past, present and future of materials.
Working across industry and education, we advise and support the implementation of responsible materials to shape the immediate, near and far future, examining their potential within the next one to five years, five to fifteen years and fifteen years plus.
By considering identity, lifecycles and systems thinking, we propose an alternative approach to applying materials, encouraging a positive economic, environmental and social change, revealing the truth of how we live today and might live tomorrow.
Consists of materials that make up our world within the everyday, sciences and the world at large.
A materials driven mood board. One ingredient through substance, function or process every six images.
In-depth articles and material related events.
Who we work with and what we do.
Founder & Director
Design Research Assistant