Danish furniture and light, sustainable design.
"For every one of the million of products we use to improve the quality of our lives, there are associated
environmental, ethical and social consequences. While some products have a small environmental bearing,
others consume finite resources in vast quantities and are produced under conditions of labor abuse and
environmental damage. As mature consumer societies are increasingly dominated by (physical) abundance;
by saturation; by experiences; by virtual worlds; by individualism; by feelings of guilt and concern about the
side-effects of unbridled consumption, status is to be had in many more ways than leading a somewhat dated
lifestyle centered on hoarding as many branded luxury goods as possible. Mater - latin for mother - is a Danish
design brand and recognized and applauded as global pioneer in creating sustainable, eco-conscious, socially
“I founded Mater in 2006 and presented it to a global audience for the first time at Maison&Objet in Paris
august 2007. I wanted to launch a brand that has a strong vision to create timeless and beautiful design
based on an ethical business strategy. Mater combines exclusive furniture and lighting with working
methods that support people, local craft traditions and the environment. An external base of established
and fresh design talent creates our commissioned collections. Both suitable for contract and private homes".
- Henrik Marstrand, CEO & Founder
Winner of Best Debut Design Brand by Wallpaper* Magazine in 2008. Member of United Nations Global
Compact and actively involved in sustainable projects such as www.susbizindia.org. "
Designer: Space Copenhagen
The Accent Table was designed by the Danish architect duo Space Copenhagen and combines sculptural lines with a handcrafted feel. The Accent collection consists in three coffee tables, a larger oval lounge table and a round dining table. The various sizes of the pieces allow for creativity and...
Designer: Space Copenhagen
The Accent Oval Lounge Table was designed by the Danish architect duo Space Copenhagen and combines sculptural lines with a handcrafted feel. The Accent collection consists in three coffee tables, a larger oval lounge table and a round dining table. The various sizes of the pieces allow for creativity and...
The Aluminium Bowl Table is a reinterpretation of the popular Bowl Table crafted in mango wood. This aluminium version is produced in a small Indian workshop supporting local craftsmanship. The legs are made of hollow steel rods and can be detached from the tabletop for easier transportation.
Following the initial release of the Dome Table Lamp, designer Todd Bracher created a smaller version called the Baby Dome Lamp. Baby Dome is a cute variation with the same recognizable spheric lamp shade. The Baby Dome lamp can come in brass, matte aluminium or black aluminium.
The Bowl Wall Edition is an interpretation of the successful Bowl Table that reconciles old Indian craftsmanship with the simplicity of Scandinavian design. The Bowl Wall Edition is ideal in narrow hallways or as a bedside table and can be mounted on the wall with or without use of the steel leg. The top, made of sustainably sourced mango wood is turned...
The Disc Tables are a new range of timeless and versatile side tables with strong Nordic character. The balance between the piece's minimalistic steel legs and rounded tabletop in FSC certified oak creates a classic and durable design. The tabletop is treated with a water-based matt lacquer and is available in two sizes.
"The Dome Lamp is an iconic representation of what is light. Light emanates evenly in a 360 degree pattern from its source (such as in the case with the sun) so therefore the most honest approach toward the design of a lamp to me was a spherical solution. The design is essentially a globe form hollowed out to allow the light to distribute....
The Eat Table is a new round dining table designed by Danish craftsman Nis Fischer Christensen. This three-legged construction in solid oak gives a light and Nordic appeal to the design. It is crafted in FSC certified soaped oak with a durable eco-friendly linoleum surface called Marmoleum, available in green or dark grey...
Imago Mirror Object is a sculptural wall-mounted mirror object, bend of one metal sheet in 158 degrees. Inspired by the name and shape in which anthropods - such as butterflies, take on during their final metamorphosis from cocoon to winged creature - Imago Mirror Object is made from polished stainless steel or brass. Designed for use in hallways,...
The Info Rugs series features three different rugs inspired by three photographs shot by photographers working with the Deep Ecology Foundation, an organisation supporting efforts to protect wildlife. Each photograph shows the impact humans make on their environment. The collection consists of three designs, each digitalised...
The Liuku Pendant was designed by the Finnish designer Maija Puoskari. It is crafted in solid, FSC certified oak wood. Stripped of excessive decorations, it allows us to focus on the simple design. The LED light source is hidden in the drop - or ball-shaped - base, which is treated with matt lacquer. The minimalistic design means the Liuku is...