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DESIGN

CRAFTMANSHIP ETHICS


DESIGN PHILOSOPHY “For every one of the millions of products we use to improve our lives, there are associated environmental, ethical and social consequences. Some products have a small environmental bearing while others consume finite resources in vast quantities. We strive to avoid or minimize the adverse impact on society, focusing in ethical criteria’s while creating sensual, timeless and durable products that will both stand the test of time an inspire consumers to cherish and maintain”. Henrik Marstrand, CEO & founder of Mater


A B O U T M AT E R Founded in 2006, Mater is a Danish design brand with a strong vision to create timeless and beautiful design based on an ethical business strategy. Mater combines exclusive high end design with working methods that support people, local craft traditions and the environment.

Winner: “Best Debut Design brand 2008�, Wallpaper* magazine, London


F O R E S T S T E W A R D S H I P C O U N C I LT M Maters internationally recognized wooden High Stool is now labeled and manufactured in FSCTM certified wood. FSC stands for Forest Stewardship Council and is an international, recognized non-profit organization. In an FSC-certified forest no more trees than the forest can reproduce is felled, so the exploitation of nature is avoided. In addition, FSC guarantee that flora and fauna are protected and that the people who work in the forest are guaranteed education, safety and a fair pay. Read more at www.fsc.org.


# 01002h High Stool dark stained beech 74 cm # 01004h High Stool dark stained beech 66 cm # 01003h Low Stool dark stained beech 44 cm Design: Space by Signe Bindslev Henriksen & Peter Bundgaard R端tzou / DK Material: dark stained beechwood with black Italian leather seat Origin: Europe/Denmark A reinforced version with a built in steel rod in the lower section of the legs is available for contract market usage. A high stool for occasional use, handcrafted in dark stained hardwood with a black leather seat. The beechwood is FSC certified - the label for responsible forestry. The stain is water based.


# 01012 High Stool black stained beech 74 cm # 01014 High Stool black stained beech 66 cm # 01013 Low Stool black stained beech 44 cm Design: Space by Signe Bindslev Henriksen & Peter Bundgaard R端tzou / DK Material: black stained beechwood with black Italian leather seat Origin: Europe/Denmark A reinforced version with a built in steel rod in the lower section of the legs is available for contract market usage. A high stool for occasional use, handcrafted in black stained hardwood with a black leather seat. The beechwood is FSC certified - the label for responsible forestry. The stain is water based.


# 01052 High Stool dark stained oak premium edition 74 cm # 01054 High Stool dark stained oak premium edition 66 cm # 01053 Low Stool dark stained oak premium edition 44 cm Design: Space by Signe Bindslev Henriksen & Peter Bundgaard R端tzou / DK Material: dark stained oak with black Italian leather seat Origin: Europe/Denmark A reinforced version with a built in steel rod in the lower section of the legs is available for contract market usage. A premium edition high stool for occasional use, handcrafted in dark stained oak with a black leather seat. The oak is FSC certified - the label for responsible forestry. The stain is water based.


# 01032 High Stool soaped oak premium edition 74 cm # 01034 High Stool soaped oak premium edition 66 cm Design: Space by Signe Bindslev Henriksen & Peter Bundgaard R端tzou / DK Material: soaped oak with natural colored Italian leather seat Origin: Europe/Denmark A reinforced version with a built in steel rod in the lower section of the legs is available for contract market usage. A premium edition high stool for occasional use, handcrafted in natural soaped oak with a natural brown leather seat. The oak is FSC certified - the label for responsible forestry. The stain is water based.


# 01042 High Stool sirka grey stained oak premium edition 74 cm # 01044 High Stool sirka grey stained oak premium edition 66 cm Design: Space by Signe Bindslev Henriksen & Peter Bundgaard R端tzou / DK Material: sirka grey stained oak with black Italian leather seat Origin: Europe/Denmark A reinforced version with a built in steel rod in the lower section of the legs is available for contract market usage. A premium edition high stool for occasional use, handcrafted in sirka grey stained oak with a black leather seat. The oak is FSC certified - the label for responsible forestry. The stain is water based.


# 01022 High Stool recycled aluminum 74 cm # 01024 High Stool recycled aluminum 66 cm # 01023 Low Stool recycled aluminum 44 cm Design: Space by Signe Bindslev Henriksen & Peter Bundgaard R端tzou / DK Material: recycled aluminum with black Italian leather seat Origin: made in Jaipur, India A high stool for occasional use, handcrafted in recycled aluminum with a black Italian leather seat. These pieces are crafted in a small Indian workshop. The raw material is from old car components and other aluminum waste that is collected through the workshop participation in the sustainable program Susbiz India. _ Highly skilled artisans operating from workshops and small cooperatives in the Jaipur Province have crafted the stool. The workshop has actively participated in the fair trade program Susbiz India (www.susbizindia.org), externally managed and audited by the Danish federation of small and medium-sized enterprises. The aluminium is recycled, collected from first grade waste. Sand casted and manually polished.


# 00290 Hide – Stool, Table or Storage Design: Space by Signe Bindslev Henriksen & Peter Bundgaard Rützou / DK Material: black stained hardwood (body), black stained mdf (top), black leather seat Dimensions: H 484 mm, Ø 390 mm Origin: handmade in Jaipur, India Hide – a multifunctional piece of furniture which works as a stool, a table and as a storage module. It stands out as an alluring design piece and has a distinct timeless character which trademarks furniture from Mater. By flipping the lid the stool converts into a occasional table. By removing the lid it can be used for storage. Hide is made of black stained hardwood with a top of black stained mdf and a seat of black Italian leather. These pieces are produced in a small Indian carpentry in the Jaipur Province, India. _ Highly skilled artisans operating from workshops and small cooperatives in the Jaipur Province have crafted the stool. The workshop has actively participated in the fair trade program Susbiz India (www.susbizindia.org), externally managed and audited by the Danish federation of small and medium-sized enterprises. The stain is water based.


# Belt Chair Design: Ayush Kasliwal / IND Material: black stained beech wood, black vegetable tanned leather Dimensions: W 56 cm x D 58 cm x H 80 cm [seatheight: 44 cm] Origin: made in Rajasthan, India The belt chair is a modern adaptation of the traditional charpoy (literally translates to four legs), which are often woven with ‘niwar’ or cotton webbing. The chair is made in solid beech, and in vegetable tanned leather (as is used in high quality belts). The generous shape, and clean lines make the chair extremely comfortable, and at the same time, a modern classic. The chairs are produced in small batches by skilled carpenters from the ‘jangid’ community in Rajasthan, India, and the leather is processed in tanneries that specialize in vegetable tanning (i.e. a tanning process that uses tannin, and other substances of plant origin) thereby sustaining the environment as well as cultural traditions. The chair can also be stacked in order to save space.


# Shell Dining Chair Design: Michael Dreeben / US Material: frame in beechwood or oak with top in premium brown saddle leather or black leather. Dimensions: W 48 cm x D 46 cm x H 89 cm [seatheight: 45 cm] Origin: handmade in Jaipur, India The Shell Chair developed out of Michael Dreeben ongoing interest in traditional craft practices in North India - in this case saddle making. Exquisitely made saddles have been produced in India for centuries, and although some horse culture persists, it's waning as India becomes more technologically developed. The Shell Chairs attempt to incentivize this skilled trade by providing these artisans with a new market for their craft, and hopefully encouraging them to pass it on to younger generations. The shape of the chair is an homage to Scandinavian design of the mid-twentieth century and embraces some of its core values: it's clean of line and is intended to emphasize the leather forming and stitching, it's deeply comfortable, and it's durable – like the saddles it's derived from, it's crafted from thick, top-grain leather, and with reasonable care, will last for decades. Frames: black stained beechwood, dark stained oak, soaped oak and sirka grey oak. Chair top: premium brown saddle leather and black leather. [Picture right: black stained beechwood frame and black leather]

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Highly skilled artisans operating from workshops and small cooperatives in the Jaipur Province have crafted the stool. the workshop has actively participated in the fair trade program Susbiz India (www.susbizindia.org), externally managed and audited by the Danish federation of small and medium-sized enterprises. The oak wood is from controlled sources (fsc).


# Shell Lounge Chair Design: Michael Dreeben / US Material: frame in hardwood or oak with top in premium brown saddle leather Dimensions: W 54 cm x D 40 cm x H 75 cm [seat height: 35 cm] Origin: made in Jaipur, India The Shell Chair developed out of Michael Dreeben ongoing interest in traditional craft practices in North India - in this case saddle making. Exquisitely made saddles have been produced in India for centuries, and although some horse culture persists, it's waning as India becomes more technologically developed. The Shell Chairs attempt to incentivize this skilled trade by providing these artisans with a new market for their craft, and hopefully encouraging them to pass it on to younger generations. The shape of the chair is an homage to Scandinavian design of the mid-twentieth century and embraces some of its core values: it's clean of line and is intended to emphasize the leather forming and stitching, it's deeply comfortable, and it's durable – like the saddles it's derived from, it's crafted from thick, top-grain leather, and with reasonable care, will last for decades. Frames: black stained hardwood, dark stained oak, soaped oak and sirka grey oak. Chair top: premium brown saddle leather. [Picture left: soaped oak + premium brown saddle leather]

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Highly skilled artisans operating from workshops and small cooperatives in the Jaipur Province have crafted the stool. the workshop has actively participated in the fair trade program Susbiz India (www.susbizindia.org), externally managed and audited by the Danish federation of small and medium-sized enterprises. The oak wood is from controlled sources (fsc).


# Mill Table Dining edition Design: Ayush Kasliwal / IND & Thomas Lykke / DK Material: recycled teak wood, casted recycled aluminum (legs) Color: natural Origin: made in Jaipur, India The wooden surface is from old mills and other wooden structures that are being torn down to make place for new factories. While we cannot effect the restoration and preservation of old structures, we can at least make sure that the remains are put to good use, in a new and sustainable form, a form that celebrates history, and can take the object into the future. The table brings together the noble materials - cast recycled aluminum, and wood in an elegant and strikingly modern aesthetic- completely bared down to the most essential elements without compromising the structure. While on a trip to Jaipur, India, Thomas Lykke and Ayush Kasliwal started the dialogue after seeing a stack of reclaimed teak and in the process gave "a new" birth to the Mill Table. Both Lykke and Kasliwal share a mutual understanding and respect of aesthetics and design principles, and an innate understanding of materials and how they are manipulated to make functional objects. Available sizes in mm: 2000x1000 (as pictured) 1600x800 1400x700 800x800 700x700 Height: 750 mm _ Treatment and important notice: Please note that slight variances can occur due to the nature of material and construction. Waxing regularly with light sanding as and when need be. the material is not sealed in any plastic based sealant, and the material will stain with use.


# Mill Table Bar/Lounge edition Design: Ayush Kasliwal / IND & Thomas Lykke / DK Material: recycled teak wood, casted recycled aluminum (legs) Color: natural Origin: made in Jaipur, India The wooden surface is from old mills and other wooden structures that are being torn down to make place for new factories. While we cannot effect the restoration and preservation of old structures, we can at least make sure that the remains are put to good use, in a new and sustainable form, a form that celebrates history, and can take the object into the future. The table brings together the noble materials - cast recycled aluminum, and wood in an elegant and strikingly modern aesthetic- completely bared down to the most essential elements without compromising the structure. While on a trip to Jaipur, India, Thomas Lykke and Ayush Kasliwal started the dialogue after seeing a stack of reclaimed teak and in the process gave "a new" birth to the Mill Table. Both Lykke and Kasliwal share a mutual understanding and respect of aesthetics and design principles, and an innate understanding of materials and how they are manipulated to make functional objects. Available sizes in mm: 2000x800x1050 (as pictured top) 1200x750x400 (as pictured bottom left) _ Treatment and important notice: Please note that slight variances can occur due to the nature of material and construction. Waxing regularly with light sanding as and when need be. the material is not sealed in any plastic based sealant, and the material will stain with use.


# 016 Bowl Table series Design: Ayush Kasliwal / IND Material: sustainably harvested natural mango wood with steel legs Color: natural, black stain, sirka grey stain Origin: made in Jaipur, India An adaptation of traditional wooden laquer trays, this alien looking table is multifunctional and comes in a knock down form. The legs detach for ease of transport, reducing the cost and the energy spent on transporting material from various parts of the world, and additionally, allow the table to be used as a bowl or a tray as well. The idea is inspired by objects that are simple and had multiple applications, and yet were not burdens on the planet. The shape of the mango table is derived from traditional kneading bowls that used to be lacquered in bright red, and were found extensively across south of India. The mango table has a top made from the wood of a fruit tree. It is grown and tended for, and once the productive life of the tree is over, it is cut down and another one is planted. Incidentally, mango, as a fruit is widely consumed across the country hence the wood is plentiful. It is turned manually on the lathe, showcasing the skill of the “kharaadi” or the wood turning community, thereby supporting local skills. The legs are made of mild steel, machined out of rods. The finishing is done with lead free water based PU lacquers, thereby respecting the local environment. Small: Ø 400 mm, H 380 mm Medium: Ø 460 mm, H 520 mm Large: Ø 520 mm, H 460 mm X-Large: Ø 750 mm, H 380 mm Please note that all colors are available in all sizes

_ The workshop has actively participated in the fair trade program Susbiz India (www.susbizindia.org), externally managed and audited by the Danish federation of small and medium-sized enterprises. The stain is water based.


# 1360 Mater Sideboard Natural # 1370 Mater Sideboard Sirka Grey Design: Søren Rose Studio /DK Material: cabinet in mangowood, fronts in lacquered mdf Color: cabinet in natural mango or sirka grey stain Dimensions: H 70 x W 120 x D 45 cm Origin: India The Mater Sideboard is an elegant handbuilt cabinet made in mango wood. The size of the cabinet allows you to place it anywhere in a room and due to the beautiful solid wooden backside it can even be freestanding. The attention to details such as the recessed lines in the cabinet doors makes the Mater Sideboard a simple yet refined piece of storage furniture. The mango cabinet is made from the wood of a fruit tree, making it sustainable. It is grown and tended for, and once the productive life of the tree is over, it is cut down and another one is planted. Incidentally, mango, as a fruit is widely consumed across the country hence the wood is plentiful. _ The workshop has actively participated in the fair trade program Susbiz India (www.susbizindia.org), externally managed and audited by the Danish federation of small and medium-sized enterprises.


# 00221 Trumpet Coatstand Black # 00225 Trumpet Coatstand Alu Design: Space by Signe Bindslev Henriksen & Peter Bundgaard Rützou / DK Material: birch wood or recycled aluminum Color: black stain or polished aluminum Dimensions: H 200 cm, Ø 64 cm Origin: made in Jaipur, India A new iconic object for placing coats, hats and bags. It has nine discs in three different sizes. Discs are fitted to the stand using turned wooden dowels. The Trumpet Coatstand is flat packed. Each component in the wooden version is turned manually on the lathe, showcasing the skill of the “kharaadi” or the wood turning community, thereby supporting local skills. The raw material from the aluminium version is from old car components and other aluminum waste that is collected through the workshop participation in the sustainable program Susbiz India. _ The workshop has actively participated in the fair trade program Susbiz India (www.susbizindia. org), externally managed and audited by the Danish federation of small and medium-sized enterprises.


# Box System [Lounge Table System / Shelf System] Material: sustainably harvested natural mango wood Origin: made in Jaipur, India Color: natural (all sizes), sirka grey stain (x-small & small), black stain (x-small & small) A multifunctional range of boxes ideal for many purposes such as lounge sofa tables, side tables or as shelf systems for wall mounting. The mango boxes are made from the wood of a fruit tree, making it sustainable. It is grown and tended for, and once the productive life of the tree is over, it is cut down and another one is planted. Incidentally, mango, as a fruit is widely consumed across the country hence the wood is plentiful. Sizes: X-small: L 340, H 200, D 170 mm Small: L 400, H 250, D 250 mm Medium: L 500, H 340, D 340 mm Large: L 710, H 400, D 340 mm Please note that size small and s-small are only sold in sets of two. Wall fittings included, screws and plugs for wall fitting not included, set of four bumper plastic glides included (when used as tables).

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The workshop has actively participated in the fair trade program Susbiz India (www.susbizindia.org), externally managed and audited by the danish federation of small and medium-sized enterprises.


# Lathe Lamp Table # Lathe Lamp Floor Design: Jesper K. Thomsen & Sanne Traberg / DK Material: oak wood from controlled sources with a black painted aluminum frame Color: natural laquered, sirka grey or black stained oak Dimensions: H 131 cm, Ă˜ 46 cm (floor) & H 64 cm, Ă˜ 34 cm (table) Origin: made in Jaipur, India Table and floor lamp designed by Jesper K. Thomsen and Sanne Traberg, Denmark. The body and legs of the lamp is manually turned in wood after old craft traditions. The name of the lamp (Lathe) refers to the small turning tool the craftsmen uses when making the body and legs. The lamp is made after fair trade principles and at the same workshop as the well-known mater high stool. The oak wood is from controlled sources with a shade in black or white cotton or linen. Bulb: 1 x 60 w (bulb not included) Socket: E27 CE approved The lamp has wire mounted alongside the pole using small rubber rings (included).

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The workshop has actively participated in the fair trade program Susbiz India (www.susbizindia.org), externally managed and audited by the danish federation of small and medium-sized enterprises.


# 00301 Dome Lamp 40 cm black # 00302 Dome Lamp 40 cm white Design: Todd Bracher / US Material: partly recycled aluminum with steel base Color: black and white Origin: made in Denmark "The Dome Lamp is an iconic representation of what is light. Light eminates 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. Such a mathematical solution enables the design to be timeless and familiar however completely new in approach as it is more of an engineering solution than a fashion based one". - Todd Bracher Bulb: 2 x 60 w (bulbs not included) Sockets: 2 x E27 CE approved _ It is produced in Denmark in one of the few remaining workshops that masters the spinning technique to perfection. Contains an average of 50% to 60% recycled aluminum. All waste aluminum is remelted and recycled.


# 00201 Shade Light 60 cm black # 00203 Shade Light 60 cm grey # 00204 Shade Light 40 cm black # 00206 Shade Light 40 cm grey Design: Space by Signe Bindslev Henriksen & Peter Bundgaard R端tzou / DK Material: hand spun aluminum, hand hammered inside Color: black or metallic grey Origin: handmade in Jaipur, India The uniqueness of the Shade Light is its structured, ornamented pattern, which distributes the light beautifully around a room. Bulb: 1 x 100 W, (60 W recommended - bulb not included) Socket: E27 CE approved _ The lamps are crafted in a small Indian workshop. The workshop is participating in the sustainable business developing program Susbiz India. Learn more at www.susbizindia.org.


SELECTED REFERENCE PROJECTS


Restaurant Geranium, Copenhagen: High Stool black stained hardwood / interior design by Space


Distrito Capital Hotel bar, Mexico City: High Stool dark stained oak/ interior design by Joseph Dirand


Bar Vessel, Seattle: High Stool dark stained oak / photos John Granen

Das Stue Hotel, Berlin: High Stool dark stained oak/ interior design by Patricia Urquiola / photos Noshe


Andersen bakery, Copenhagen: High Stool black stained hardwood / interior design by Kontrapunkt / photos Christian StĂŚhr

Sani Beach Resort, Greece: High Stool dark stained oak


Lagkagehuset bakery chain, 19 locations: High Stool dark stained oak / interior design by Space

Restaurant Fiskebaren, Copenhagen: High Stool recycled aluminum / interior design by Space


Recycled Mill Table planks ready for production, workshop India

Local craftsmen hand-hammering and polishing the pattern of the shade light pendel

The alu stool is made of recycled waste scrap from old car components


M AT E R C O D E O F C O N D U C T Developed together with the Danish Institute for human rights and confederation of Danish industries. Sustainable programs implemented 2008-2010: India: www.susbizindia.org Funded by the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs program for developing countries (Danida) and implemented by HVR (confederation for small and medium size companies). Mater also supports United Nations Global Compact: www.unglobalcompact.org


M AT E R I A L S A M P L E S

Oak White Soaped

Mango Wood Natural finish

Oak Natural polished

Mango Wood Sirka grey

Oak Sirka grey

Oak Dark stain

Recycled Aluminum

Steam Birchwood Black stain

[High Stool, Shell]

[Lathe Lamp]

[Bowl Table, Sideboard, Box System]

[Bowl Table, Sideboard, Box System]

[High Stool, Low Stool, Trumpet Coatstand]

[High Stool, Low Stool, Lathe Lamp, Shell]

[Belt Chair, Trumpet Coatstand]

Recycled Teak Natural wax [Mill Table]

[High Stool, Low Stool, Shell]

Mango Wood Black stain

[Bowl Table, Box System]

Beechwood Dark stained

[High Stool, Low Stool]

Beechwood Black stain

[High Stool, Low Stool, Shell]


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Words: Henrik Marstrand Layout: Malou Kayser with Mater


DESIGN

CRAFTMANSHIP ETHICS

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