• Curated by Matter of Stuff 2016

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      ALESSANDRO ZAMBELLI Marque’  The use of inlaid metal is a homage to Paris of the 20s and to Art Deco designs of Emile Ruhlmann and Jean Dunand, who were main advocated of this style. Essential forms –minimal and yet so refined, a timeless elegance – a clear reference to the elitarian craftsmanship which gave form to such excellence.  In Marque’, material and forms become essence of memories, referring […]

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  • We are pleased to announce the winners of MOS Designer Residencies Competition in Montalcino, Tuscany

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    For more information, please visit our residency page. Related posts: REFIK ANADOL – FREQUENCY LI HONGBO – THE MAKING OF PAPER SCULPTURES PRESSED – STUDIO FLORIS WUBBEN ALBERTO FABBIAN AND PAOLA AMABILE

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  • Open Call for Entries: MOS Designer Residencies Competition in Montalcino, Tuscany

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    For more information, or to download our full brief, please visit our residency page. Related posts: SHIRA KERET – THE MONOLITH MIRACLE CHIPS – MICHAEL ANASTASSIADES AND HENRAUX FOR WALLPAPER PATRICIA URQUIOLA – EARTHQUAKE IN EMILIA MAY 2012 Matter of Stuff and The Hospital Club during LDF 2015!

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  • Matter of Stuff and The Hospital Club during LDF 2015!

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    We are excited to present Matter of Stuff  new exhibition at The Hospital Club in occasion of LDF 2015! Matter Of Stuff, the architecture studio and online design gallery-shop, will present an exhibition celebrating works by its roster of European designers during The London Design Festival 2015. The exhibition at London’s renowned The Hospital Club […]

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  • ELSA RANDE’ – By Elea Nouraud

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    Elsa Randé started her own production in 2012 after a few years of studying and working for other people. She makes wooden furniture embellished with Scoubidou threads, a plastic wire that was used in our childhood by tying knots to make keychain. Her furniture has a playful and retro look. The plastic wire is used […]

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  • Best of Maison Objet 2015 (Part I) – CERAMICS

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    Here is our top 5 list of ceramics artists from Maison Object 2015! Cartocci Paper Clay – By Paola Perronetto http://www.paolaparonetto.com/ The Cartocci in paper clay are sculptures which are always different from one another,unique pieces with a strong personality.they are completely handmade with a long complex procedure and they can vary in size and shape during the making process or the […]

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  • SEBASTIAN SCHERER by MARTA M. GLOWACKA

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    I had the privilege of meeting Sebastian in his studio in Berlin. I wanted to have an insight into the design process behind his work, and to talk about his projects from inspiration to finished product. His office is part of a co-working space in Schönhauser Alle in the central and vibrant Mitte district. Located […]

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  • FACETURE MACHINE BY PHIL CUTTANCE

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    We spent a lovely afternoon with Philip Cuttance and he explained to us the whole  story behind the making of Faceture. The FACETURE series consists of handmade faceted vessels, light-shades and table. Each object is produced individually by casting a water-based resin into a simple handmade mould. The mould is then manually manipulated to create […]

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  • WATER CUPS FOUNTAIN – ARIANE PRIN

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      The project was created during Ariane’s residency at DCK (Design Centrum Kielce, Poland). A machine was built to produce dripped porcelain cups. Four large porcelain vessels slowly shed a recipe based of clay over 16 plaster molds rotating underneath, creating unique random patterns on the cups. The inspiration for this work came from the spontaneous […]

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  • STEPHEN BURKS – MAN MADE

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    Stephen Burks is both a traveler and a designer. Since 2005 he has worked in over ten countries as a hands-on design collaborator mixing artisanal techniques with industrial production, and he believes in a pluralistic vision of design that is inclusive of all cultural perspectives. His man made project bridges the gap between authentic developing-world […]

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  • PAD LONDON // ‘STONE FOSSIL’ QUARTZ – NUCLEO

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        Quartz stone was known from ancient cultures as in the Chinese empire and the south America cultures as precious and symbolic material. Used for elite good materials, the Quartz developed a long tradition of craftsmanship, even now much important for many cultures. Quartz is a single block made of epoxy resin with a […]

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  • WELL PROVEN CHAIR BY JAMES SHAW AND MARJAN VAN AUBEL

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     The Well Proven Chair began with the discovery that within industry between 50-80% waste is created in processing raw timber into usable products. James Shaw and Marjan van Aubel decided to try and make a new material from this waste that usually comes in the form of sawdust, shavings or chippings. The discovery was a bizarre reaction […]

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  • FRIEDRICH GOBBESSO

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    Friedrich Gobbesso in this series of photo is able to  transform sound waves into water waves. Water becomes a lens, the medium  that makes the process visible. The water, exposed to a certain sound intensity begins to ripple, transforming into visible what before was invisible. The paper is submerge in the water while it vibrates […]

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  • KATHARINA GROSSE

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    Katharina Grosse is one of the most significant painters on the contemporary art scene. She is known for her incredible use of color and the innovative fusion of painting together with architecture  and sculpture. Grosse lives and works in Berlin. Colours, monumental installations, giants canvases that take over public spaces Building facades and nature are the […]

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  • MELTDOWN CHAIR – TOM PRICE

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    Meltdown Chair: PP Rope Blue is created by heating and pressing a seat-shaped former into a ball of polypropylene rope. The rope begins to liquefy as it comes into contact with the heated former and, as it cools, it sets in the shape of a seat creating a contrast in form and texture to the remaining rope. No […]

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  • FROM INSECTS – MARLENE HUISSOUD

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    We met with Marlene Huissoud last week and we were stunned by her work with insects. Her father being a beeskeeper, Marlene developed a way of blowing propolis using the same basic technique with glass to produce wonderful black vessels. The process is long because a kiln has to be specifically adapted for the propolis, since […]

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  • HAPPY MONDAY! DESIGN OF THE YEAR 2014 @ LONDON DESIGN MUSEUM

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    We had a fantastic tour of the Design Museum last Sunday, starting from the Louis Kahn exhibition to end with the delighting Design of the Year 2014. The Louis Kahn exhibition is a must for all architecture enthusiasts, and showcases Kahn’s work and legacy through architectural models, original drawings, travel sketches and photographs. His influence […]

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  • HAPPY MONDAY! ANNEX TABLE – JOE DOUCET

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    Joe Doucet is  an award-winning multidisciplinary studio. They don’t just  create incredible design pieces but also use them as a tool to create opportunities and new ways of interacting with the design it self. “Annex is a signed and numbered edition commissioned by the Shop at Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum. Made completely of hand-honed marble, the tables use only gravity to securely join […]

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  • NEWTON’S BUCKET – SILO STUDIO

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    Silo is the design studio formed by Attua Aparicio and Oscar Wanless, currently based within a plastics factory on the southern bank of the Thames.Focused in the study through experimentation with industrial materials and processes aiming to adapt them to a more craft approach. Silo look at how industry makes things, trying to find a simpler and more […]

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  • THE SPACE OF OUR OBJECT – VILU LIGHT COLLECTION – GT2P

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    Vilu Light Collection is part of the project The Space of our Objects in which the following questions seek for answers: “Why do objects? How are they involved in space? What do objects give us?” Gt2p in this project seem to really engage with the architectural value of light fitting.  “Creating objects help us to […]

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  • A STRANGE SYMPHONY – PHILIPP WEBER

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      In the video by Philipp Weber, the artist provides a stage for the drama and the music hidden 
inside the craft of glassblowing. During the making, Philip developed an unusual instrument to change the approach towards the craft, provoking a performative act with glass. Related posts: GT2P – CATENARY POTTERY PRINTER PATRICIA URQUIOLA – […]

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  • CHRISTIAN BURCHARD

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    Christian Burchard is a sculptor who utilises the process of woodturning. The work he creates with this technique embrace tension, connection and balance in both process and content, reflecting the vicissitudes of his life. Burchard’s material of choice is Pacific madrone burl. Because the wood changes as it dries, it forces him to step back from the […]

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  • THE ONYX SOFA – PIERRE GIMBERGUES & PEUGEOT DESIGN LAB

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    The Onyx Sofa is a project of Pierre Gimbergues. It consist of a 3-meter long seat made of carbon fibre and Volvic volcanic lava stone.  Volvic stone it’s known because of its characteristic of filtering the water for its aquifer for thousands of years. This product represent the marriage between an hand carved stone to an hi-tech carbon […]

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  • MAKE LAMP – HANIEH HEIDARABADI

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    Hanieh Heidarabadi is a Stockholm based architect and designer. Hanieh presented her latest design at the Clerckenwell Design week in London, “Make Lamp”, which is a brass pendant lamp that allows people to 3D print their own shades. The Make Lamp visually recalls the 1950s hanging microphones and each one is constructed by a brass […]

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  • CARPET OF LIFE

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    The Carpet of Life concept is based on traditional Moroccancarpets called Boucherouite or Boucherwi, made by most families from nomadic background. This craft is relying on instinct and experience rather than set design rules. Details are derived from nature, perfumes, sounds and tastes. Boucherouite carpets can be made from almost anything… second-hand clothing, tea towels, bed linen, even plastic! Current materials […]

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  • THE MAKING OF STACKING VESSELS – PIA WÜSTENBERG

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      The Stacking vessels represent a haptic hybrid of two traditional crafts and materials, as the vessels are created using glass-blowing and woodworking processes. ‘I like to work with traditional making processes and challenge them to do things they don’t want to do,’ said designer Wüstenberg . The pieces are made from rich gem-toned, hand-blown […]

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  • SOLID PATTERNS – SCHOLTEN & BAIJINGS

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                                                                        Scholten & Baijings has created a series of marble tables decorated with engraved geometric patterns that contrast with the marble natural veneers. This […]

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  • RUGS – PEARSON LLOYD & NANIMARQUINA & BENE

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  • OSCILLATION PLATES – DAVID DERKSEN DESIGN

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        With gravity as the acting force, these plates are decorated by a pendulum. The patterns are a graphic representation of the oscillation of a pendulum, revealing a hidden pattern that exist in nature. The result is a play between the mathematical rules of the natural oscillation and the randomness of the human that […]

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  • “721 GRAMS” CANDLEHOLDER – ISABELL GATZEN

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    Isabell Gatzen’s 721 Grams Candleholder has been recently nominated for the prestigious German Design Award 2015. 721 Grams is made in brass and can be stacked for different configurations. Each one of the candleholder weights 721 Grams. The Candle Holders are available here   Related posts: GLITHERO – THE MAKING OF PAPER PLANES REVIVE – RENS and […]

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  • WOODEN CARPETS – ELISA STROZYK & BÖWER

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      Wooden Carpet is a three-dimensional carpet, made from wood. It is also something you would not expect from a carpet: a room object withdrawing itself from definition. A Wooden Carpet can be rolled up and transported easily. It is a decorative product to play with. You may shape into space to a multifaceted and exciting object or you arrange it flat on […]

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  • RIPPLE LAMP – POETIC LAB & LOBMEYR

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      Ripple Lamp took our breath away when we saw it presented in the Rossana Orlandi space. Poetic Lab showed the original concept in Milan Fuorisalone 2013, and it has been developed into a proper product by Austrian crystal brand J&L Lobmeyr. Leonid Rath, Lobmeyr’s co- owner said “When I first saw Ripple I was […]

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  • STUART HAYGARTH – DROP

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    “Drinking mineral water has become such an integral part of contemporary culture. There are many brands available and which brand you drink has become a lifestyle statement. One of the repercussions of this healthy drinking culture is the fact that the empty plastic water bottles are littering our landscapes and seas. Our landfill sites are […]

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  • MIKA 350 – A\STUDIO

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  • H220430 – FLOATING BALLOON

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                                                                                            Japanese studio h220430 has created a chair that looks like it is flying […]

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  • TOKUJIN YOSHIOKA – HONEY POP CHAIR

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    The “Honey-pop” chair was presented at the Milan Furniture Fair in 2002. Tokujin Yoshioka design piece has been acquired for the permanent collections of the Vitra Design Museum, Weil-am-Rhein, Germany; the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; and The MOMA, New York. The “Honey-pop” chair is made from layers of paper-thin glassine paper and it’s able to take […]

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  • ALBERTO FABBIAN AND PAOLA AMABILE

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    Workbench is the result of a collaboration between two traditional artisan realities as wicker and clay. Through an experimental research approach, the project reinterprets feelings and technical possibilities of both materials combining them together, in order to identify new languages and processes. Workbench takes shape by processing wicker and clay. Woven wicker usually needs a […]

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  • GRAFT – QI YUN DENG

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    Graft is a series of disposable tableware made of bioplastic PLA revealing its sources materials – the plants. Texture and form in nature autonomously exist with a function that can be utilized for another purpose. A celery stem for example, serves as handle for the fork; a petal of artichoke then becomes the bowl of […]

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  • JULE WAIBEL – ORIGAMI DRESSES

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    Related posts: REFIK ANADOL – FREQUENCY MAX LAMB – THE MAKING OF CROCKERY MIRACLE CHIPS – MICHAEL ANASTASSIADES AND HENRAUX FOR WALLPAPER PRESSED – STUDIO FLORIS WUBBEN

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  • TANNIC ACID – STEVEN BANKEN

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    “An old fact from the craft of woodworking forms the basis for this project. Oak contains a highly concentration of Tannic Acid which reacts with the iron oxide and results in a dark blue till black color. This critical reaction transforms in this project to an added value. Tannic Acid or Iron oxide in liquid […]

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  • PRESSED – STUDIO FLORIS WUBBEN

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    “In order to manufacture final products, machines are becoming less and less dependent on humans. As a result, the typical human touch is disappearing from almost all products we use and see in our day-to-day life. The items created with the “pressing-machine” emphasize the meaning of human actions in creating objects. The choice to extrude profiles and the way one moves the presser […]

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  • THE IDEA OF THE TREE – MISCHER TRAXLER

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    ‘The idea of a tree’ is an autonomous solar energy driven machine, which combines the natural light input with a mechanical process. The machine is able to translate the intensity of the sun into an object that reflects different meteorological conditions occurring during the day. Like a tree store all environmental information the final product is recording […]

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  • REVIVE – RENS and DESSO

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    Renee Mennen and Stefanie van Keijsteren of rENs have developed a creative concept around using red dye to interact with materials and objects to create something unique. In their latest collaboration with Desso they are applying the red dye to out-of-date carpets, transforming them through their hand crafted red dyeing process into new and vibrant […]

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  • PET LAMP – ALVARO CATALAN DE OCON

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    We’re back from the hype of the Salone del Mobile in Milan, which was pretty stunning. Spazio Rossana Orlandi was the best of the best, and PET LAMP by Alvaro Catalan De Ocon was the main piece upon arrival.       2011 was the year the PET LAMP project was conceived in Spain, 2012 […]

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  • HERACLEUM – BERTJAN POT FOR MOOI

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    Most of Bertjan Pot experiments start impulsively by a curiosity about how things could work or look. Heracleum was the outcome of a fantasy, the wish to light many LED-lights at the same time. The process of designing started with many electricity wires that shaped into a branch structure, although far too much soldering was […]

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  • XAVIER MAÑOSA & MASHALLAH – PLEAT BOX

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    The Pleat Box is a sophisticated combination between a digitally-designed and traditional ceramic techniques. This lamps are the final product of shapes created first on a piece of cloth, and then applied to the ceramic. ‘The outer part of the lamp is offered in white ceramic, underglazed red clay and grey –the result of recycling […]

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  • MISCHER TRAXLER – REVERSED VOLUMES

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    Reversed Volumes is designed by Katharina Mischer and Thomas Traxler. The series take inspatio from the relationship between food and  kitchen accessories. Vegetables and fruits are literally cast in resin and cut in half to reveal their textures and grain. The fuits skin gets ingrave onto the material leaving traces of “the intricate lace-like pattern […]

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  • MIRACLE CHIPS – MICHAEL ANASTASSIADES AND HENRAUX FOR WALLPAPER

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      Michael Anastassiades teamed up with Henraux, marble manufacturer from Lucca, Italy to make these stunning pieces in marble to showcase at Wallpaper Handmade 2013. The material is pushed to the limits- each piece required different studies and cutting methods, from handsaw to high – precision robotic tools. The artist’s inspiration for the marble pieces was the […]

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  • PATRICIA URQUIOLA – EARTHQUAKE IN EMILIA MAY 2012

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    The Earthquake is a collection that tries to keep track and memory of  the Emilia earthquake of May 2012 that affected many local businesses, including the one owned by Budri, the manufacturer producing this beautiful objects. The collection is created using  hundreds of fragments of marble and onyx and other precious stones, that got broken […]

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  • GLITHERO – THE MAKING OF PAPER PLANES

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          From Glithero’s website: “As part of the Wallpaper* Handmade exhibition in Milan 2011, Glithero present the fruits of an original collaboration with Baddeley Brothers; five expertly crafted paper airplanes. Using traditional print press techniques and an unorthodox appropriation of an envelope-folding machine, the project is presented alongside a making-of film that pays homage […]

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  • LI HONGBO – THE MAKING OF PAPER SCULPTURES

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        Beijing artist Li Hongbo layers thousands of soft white paper into delicate work that resemble carved porcelain. The result of the accurate and labour intensive process is simply stunning. The artist was fascinated by traditional Chinese toys and festive decorations known as paper gourds, which are traditionally made from glued layers of thin paper […]

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  • MAX LAMB – CONCRETE STOOLS

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              Solids of Revolution From Max Lamb’ s description: “Autoclaved Cellular Concrete is a foamed concrete containing a high volume of air in a cell-like structure. The material is five times lighter than concrete, highly insulating and easily machined making it perfect for turning on a lathe. Concrete Stools are turned […]

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  • YASUTOKI KARIYA – ASOBI

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    ASOBI is a lamp based on the same principle of the Newton’s candle. Yasutoki Kariya made it using light bulbs. The bulbs get light up every time they touch each other,  illustrating in this way the transfer of kinetic energy. Related posts: XAVIER MAÑOSA & MASHALLAH – PLEAT BOX GLITHERO – THE MAKING OF A BLUEWARE […]

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  • NICHOLAS HUGHES – DOODLETRON

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      Doodletron is a fine bone china vase with embossement depicting the whimsical pictorial histories of a set of imagined characters transcribed from quill and ink drawings. Doodletron was produced by 1882 Ltd in Stoke- on- Trent, notorious ceramic town in UK. Nicholas Hughes’ drawing practice and project Doodletron was conceived in 2004 as a […]

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  • STUDIO LIBERTINY – THE MAKING OF PAPER VASE

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      Studio Libertiny designed the paper vases from 700 prints glued together on top of each other and carved out. The prints comes out as a shadow images on the outer surface of vases. Master Wood turner is  Joost Kramer. Design and photos by Studio Libertiny. Related posts: STUDIO LIBERTINY – MAKING THE HONEYCOMB VASE NICHOLAS […]

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  • EMMA HOWELL – WET PLATE COLLODION PHOTOGRAPHY

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    Artist Emma Howell has explored a new technique based on the idea of exposing her photographs on hand-blown glass vessels. She says: “Most people are not able to experience a place that is unaffected by the human presence, So I’m creating a way for others to experience this in a way that’s more than looking […]

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  • STUDIO LIBERTINY – MAKING THE HONEYCOMB VASE

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      From Studio’s Libertiny’s website: “The project was conceived in 2005 as part of Tomáš Libertíny’s graduation project. The series of vases were completely “made by bees”. After 4 months of learning from beekeepers the inner workings of nature, Libertíny invited new colonies of bees to participate on his designs. The result was now iconic […]

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  • FRONT – SURFACE TENSION LAMP

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    Surface Tension Lamp is a fantastic project by Front. It’s a lamp that constantly changes, combining an ephemeral lampshade with a LED light source. The LED light source will last for 50.000 hours and in this time frame  the lamp will have had 3 million different globe shades. The lampshade is appearing and despairing briefly […]

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  • FORT STANDARD – BALANCING BLOCKS

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    Fort Standard has collaborated with Areaware for the production of the Balancing Blocks. From the artist’s website: “Compete or partner up with Balancing Blocks to build structures while focusing on height, gravity defying balance and style. Ten hardwood game pieces finished in non-toxic white or primary colors offer a vintage look through fun contemporary forms.” […]

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  • MAX LAMB – THE MAKING OF CROCKERY

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      Crockery is a collection of fine bone china tableware slip-cast from plaster models carved by hand, with glazed interior for functionality and raw exterior reflecting the modest surface texture of the plaster original. Max Lamb produced Crockery with 1882ltd. He  describes the process of making: ” The process of slip-casting begins with the creation of […]

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  • VALERIA NASCIMENTO – CORAL

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    Valeria Nascimento is a Brazilian artists. Originally trained as an architect she soon becomes fascinated by ceramics and moved to London. She takes her inspiration from nature and she uses ceramics to create weightless shapes. Her pieces are often characterize by repetitive sequences and structures.  The base of this repetition are small thin layers of […]

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  • NENDO AND LASVIT – THE MAKING OF INHALE LAMP

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      The wonderful process of glass blowing for the Inhale Lamp by Nendo is described in the video inside Lasvit’s glass workshop in Novy Bor, Czech Republic. Traditionally, the process of glassblowing involves blowing a bubble of air inside a mass of molten glass. The glass is then blown and shaped in a mold. The inhale […]

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  • GT2P – CATENARY POTTERY PRINTER

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    Catenary Pottery Printer is part of an exploration on how with an hand build and customize machine it’s possible to generate an incredible result.  The innovative idea is  to generate pottery  using an analogue  machine controlled by parametric design. GT2P mix software and parametric design with traditional materials and techniques. Related posts: XAVIER MAÑOSA & […]

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  • REFIK ANADOL – FREQUENCY

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    Augmented Structures is a project by media artist Refik Anadol and architect Alper Derinbogaz. Augmented Structures / Frequency / 11 Years and 1 second of a Reverberation was exhibited at Incidence, UCLA Design Media Arts. Design Matters Gallery. Images by Refik Anadol Related posts: MAX LAMB – THE MAKING OF CROCKERY NENDO – RASSEN CHOPSTICKS […]

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  • GLITHERO – THE MAKING OF A BLUEWARE VASE

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      From the artists website: “Blueware is a collection of ceramics with cyanotypes, a process of capturing direct impressions of botanical specimens on earthenware, using photosensitive chemicals. From one of the earliest principles of photography, to the historic affinity between ceramics and the colour blue, it is a project built upon the inventions of their […]

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  • NENDO – RASSEN CHOPSTICKS

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          For four centuries, the town of Obama in Fukui Prefecture in Japan has manufactured lacquered chopsticks, which have been recognised as the hardest and most beautiful of Japanese chopsticks since the seventeenth century, when they became known as ‘Wakasa-nuri’. Nendo designed new chopsticks in collaboration with Hashikura Matsukan, a manufacturer who continues […]

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  • SHIRA KERET – THE MONOLITH

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        Water erosion, a natural process that can take thousands of years, is the inspiration for the Monolith work by Shira Keret. Shira Keret describes the industrial process of water jet cutting which makes the process much shorter. The stream of water will carve it’s way to the bottom, not necessarily in a straight line. […]

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