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a b o u t m at e r Mater is the latin word for “mother”. We must ask ourselves what a responsible mother would do knowing the challenges “mother earth” faces in the future? In the Rajasthan Province of India we captured a local role model pictured on this pagespread. A proud mother as well as a proud craftsman. Some products lead short, miserable lives, destined for one-way trip between the retail shelf and burial in a landfill site – cradle to landfill. To overcome this, we must strive for products that survive the test of time by stripping them of “faddishness” and temporaneity and creating instant classics that consumer will want to cherish and can maintain – cradle to grave. Creating classic, timeless and durable design has been at the heart of Danish practice and will be kept in check when commissioning designers both Danish and international talent.


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


# 01002h High Stool dark stained hardwood 74 cm # 01004h High Stool dark stained hardwood 66 cm # 01003h Low Stool dark stained hardwood 44 cm Design: Space by Signe Bindslev Henriksen & Peter Bundgaard R端tzou / DK Material: dark stained hardwood with black Italian leather seat Origin: handmade in Jaipur, India A reinforced version with a built in steel rod in the lower section of the legs is available for contract market usage. The High Stool / Low Stool for occasional use, handcrafted in dark stained hardwood with a black Italian leather seat. 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.


# 01012 High Stool black stained hardwood 74 cm # 01014 High Stool black stained hardwood 66 cm # 01013 Low Stool black stained hardwood 44 cm Design: Space by Signe Bindslev Henriksen & Peter Bundgaard R端tzou / DK Material: black stained hardwood with black Italian leather seat Origin: handmade in Jaipur, India A reinforced version with a built in steel rod in the lower section of the legs is available for contract market usage. The High Stool / Low Stool for occasional use, handcrafted in dark stained hardwood with a black Italian leather seat. 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 hard wood is from controlled government sources (fsc). The paint 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: handmade in Jaipur, India A reinforced version with a built in steel rod in the lower section of the legs is available for contract market usage. The High Stool / Low Stool for occasional use, handcrafted in dark stained hardwood with a black Italian leather seat. 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 oak wood is from controlled sources (fsc). 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: handmade in Jaipur, India The High Stool / Low Stool for occasional use, recycled aluminum with a black Italian leather seat. These pieces are produced in a small Indian workshop 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 aluminium is recycled, collected from first grade waste. Sand casted and manually polished.


# 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: handmade in Jaipur, India A reinforced version with a built in steel rod in the lower section of the legs is available for contract market usage. The High Stool for occasional use, handcrafted in soaped oak with a natural colored Italian leather seat. 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 oak wood is from controlled sources (fsc).


# 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: handmade in Jaipur, India A reinforced version with a built in steel rod in the lower section of the legs is available for contract market usage. The High Stool for occasional use, handcrafted in sirka grey stained oak with a black Italian leather seat. 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 oak wood is from controlled sources (fsc). The stain is water based.


# 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.


# Shell Dining Chair Design: Michael Dreeben / US Material: frame in sheesham or oak with top in premium saddle leather, bonded leather or felt Dimensions: W 48 cm x D 46 cm x H 89 cm Origin: handmade in Jaipur, India The Shell Chair is 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 sheesham, dark stained sheesham, white soaped oak, natural laquered oak, sirka grey oak. Chair top: 100 % premium saddle leather natural tan, bonded leather coffee, bonded leather light brown, bonded leather black, grey felt. Why work with bonded leather: environmentally friendly, made from recycled leather fibres, product consistency, no natural defects and minimal batch to batch variation, high cutting yield, cost efficient and reduces landfill waste, high durability and excellent flame retardancy, significant fuel savings, on transport applications and easy care and it wipes clean.

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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).


# 01903 Mill Table Design: Ayush Kasliwal / IND & Thomas Lykke / DK Material: recycled teak wood, recycled neem wood, casted recycled aluminum (legs) Color: natural or black stained Origin: handmade 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 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.


# 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: handmade 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 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.


# 00221 Trumpet Coatstand Design: Space by Signe Bindslev Henriksen & Peter Bundgaard Rützou / DK Material: local hardwood Color: black stain Dimensions: H 200 cm, Ø 64 cm Origin: handmade 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 is turned manually on the lathe, showcasing the skill of the “kharaadi” or the wood turning community, thereby supporting local skills. _ 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.


# Lounge Table System / Shelf System Material: sustainably harvested natural mango wood Origin: handmade 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.


# 00450 Lathe Lamp Table # 00452 Lathe Lamp Floor Design: Jesper K. Thomsen & Sanne Traberg / DK Material: oak wood from controlled sources with clear lacquer finish, black painted aluminum frame, white shade in linen Color: natural oak with clear lacquer, white shade Dimensions: H 131 cm, Ă˜ 46 cm (floor) & H 64 cm, Ă˜ 34 cm (table) Origin: handmade 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 local cotton or linen. Bulb: 1 x 60 w (bulb not included) Socket: E27 CE approved The lamp has braided 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.


# 00451 Lathe Lamp Table # 00453 Lathe Lamp Floor Design: Jesper K. Thomsen & Sanne Traberg / DK Material: oak wood from controlled sources with clear lacquer finish, black painted aluminum frame, black shade in linen Color: natural oak with clear lacquer, black shade Dimensions: H 131 cm, Ă˜ 46 cm (floor) & H 64 cm, Ă˜ 34 cm (table) Origin: handmade 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 local cotton or linen. Bulb: 1 x 60 w (bulb not included) Socket: E27 CE approved The lamp has braided 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 # 00303 Dome Lamp 40 cm grey # 00304 Dome Lamp 40 cm red Design: Todd Bracher / US Material: partly recycled aluminum with steel base Color: black, white, grey, red Origin: handmade 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 R e f erence pr o jects

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


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

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

Sani Beach Resort, Greece: High Stool dark stained oak

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

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


U n i t e d N at i o n s G l o b a l C o m p a c t The Ten Principles Human rights 1: Businesses should support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights; and 2: Make sure that they are not complicit in human rights abuses.

L a b o u r s ta nda r d s 3: Businesses should uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining; 4: The elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labour; 5: The effective abolition of child labour; and 6: The elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation.

En v ir o nmen t 7: Businesses should support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges; 8: Undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility; and 9: Encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies

A n t i- c o r r u p t i o n 10: Businesses should work against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery. www.unglobalcompact.org


The High Stool is handcrafted and produced in a small Indian carpentry in the Jaipur Province, India

Recycled Mill Table planks ready for production, workshop India

Sanding the rough edges of the High Stool

Local craftswoman & artisan hand-hammering the pattern of the shade light pendel

www.susbizindia.org: Funded by the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs program for developing countries (Danida) and implemented by HVR

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). Download at www.materdesign.com or www.csrcompas.dk Independent 3. party auditors: Danish federation of small and medium-sized enterprises www.hvr.dk Follow our audits at our website www.materdesign.com


He ad office Mater A/S Dronninggaards AllĂŠ 68 2840 Holte, Denmark info@materdesign.com press@materdesign.com (+45) 70 26 44 88 Distribution information per country and onlineshop available at www.materdesign.com


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