Bespoke
Manufacturing

BESPOKE

Explore our craft
and materiality

Matter of Stuff offers the broadest range of bespoke manufacturing service in the industry.
We manufacture design and architecture projects of any scale and scope, from one off or exclusively made pieces and limited edition works, to large scale installations and interior spaces.

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Manufacturing Services

Supported by our collaborative community of craftsmen we can manufacture design and architecture project of any scale and scope. From woodcrafts to marbles and ceramics, from metalwork to glassblowing, we are expert at problem solving, offering you the capability to create truly unique interiors.

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Our Material Library

Explore our material library which hosts some of the most wondrous materials available,  gathered from different regions of Italy.
Used as a point of reference amongst the most forward thinking design and architectural practices in the world, our Material Library is a designers playground, a resource and laboratory for the curious to inspire their designs.

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Research & Design

Discover the finishes and techniques from our craftsmen, artisans and makers that inspire creativity. From handmade ceramics to cutting-edge technology, be inspired by new and traditional materials, and latest trends in design and manufacturing.

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Bespoke process

From large developers and construction firms, to architects, design studios and brands, we offer manufacturing services for a wide range of clients

From large developers and construction firms, to architects, design studios and brands, we offer manufacturing services for a wide range of clients

Orbit Dining Chair - Bohinc Studio
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Vision

Understand the vision and project of client

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Analysis

Analyse best manufacturing process and production of a quotation

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Technical Drawings

Development of technical drawings and samples

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Prototype

Manufacture of the first prototype

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Production

Production of the final products and delivery to client

Some companies that trust us

"Matter of Stuff opens our creative minds to some of the world’s most talented artisans and suppliers. Their team have the technical expertise to ensure that we can achieve beautiful, unique solutions where many other artisan suppliers cannot in the commercial UK market."
Rachel Basha
Director, Basha Franklin
Interiors

Bespoke Tiles for Fortnum & Mason: The Royal Exchange London

Universal Design Studio designed a beautiful restaurant, bar and store for Fortnum & Mason set amongst the grandeur of the Royal Exchange, London. Bespoke ceramics bar tiles were developed for the project.

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Interiors

Bespoke Tiles for Dior Capri

Design studio Thirtyone has designed the new Dior pop up store in Capri. The studio has developed a bespoke tile, together with Matter of stuff, which reinterprets the traditional local ceramics.

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Objects

John Lewis Pendant Lights

The design of the Victoria Gate pendants was developed by carefully combining a whimsical reference to the iconic Yorkshire Rose with the angular design language of the art deco arcade building.

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Architecture

John Lewis Façade

The façade order is inspired by the rich textile history of Leeds and is designed as a sculptural diagrid of reconstituted stone and layered terracotta, reminiscent of woven fabric.
The ceramics infills were developed bespoke for the architect and are coated with a metallic durable finish.

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Objects

Orbit Collection by Bohinc Studio

Lara Bohinc explores her stellar theme, finding inspiration in planetary orbits, whose gravitationally curved trajectories drive the lines and shapes of the designs. Constructed from thin square metal rods, the designs play with circles and straight lines to create pieces that are delicate, light but complex.The chairs are handmade in Matter of Stuff Italian artisanal metalwork workshop and are finished in varnished steel and fabric.

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Objects

Marque' Collection by Alessandro Zambelli

Designed and Manufactured during the Matter of Stuff Designer Residency program in Montalcino, the Marque' collection is a series of storage furnitures made by oxidising a single type of metal to different degrees. The collection includes a small cabinet, a dry bar, a console and a coffee table, where the metal inlays remind of those traditionally found in Art Deco wooden furniture, adding a new element of character and prestige.  

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Interiors

A Second Life at Sketch London

A site specific installation of iconic restaurant Sketch London, A Second Life exhibition showcase a body of work made from a single recycled raw material, the pine dowels.
The result is a resolute and ongoing statement about the infinite possibilities of sustainable design, upcycling and waste avoidance.

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Objects

Jewellery Cabinets for Anabela Chan Sloane Street Boutique

Crane Studio, award-winning architecture and interior design studio based in London, has designed and manufactured through Matter of Stuff a set of unique jewellery cabinets

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Objects

Heatherwick Studio Pannonia Spun Chair

London-based Heatherwick Studio has created a series of Spun chairs made of granite for its EDEN skyscraper, which recently opened in Singapore. Matter of stuff has manufactured the trio of Spun chairs in an Austrian granite called Pannonia Verde.

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Mirrored Mirrors by Tim Vanlier

Designed and Manufactured during the Matter of Stuff Designer Residency program in Montalcino, Mirrored are reflective objects constructed out of different types of metal layered together to create an organic feel. Highly polished steel or copper gives high reflectivity to the last layer, creating a mirror effect.

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Objects

Full Bowl by Sebastian Bergne

Full bowls are on the point of overflowing. The precious marble is crafted into a form that makes a liquid form solid. They function normally as bowls only sharing the expected volume with the object itself. This makes them ideal for displaying small amounts of beautiful food or objects. Each full bowl is hand-turned in Italy from marble. Variations in grain and colouring make each bowl unique.

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Objects

Flicker Chandelier for Kindred London

The Flicker Chandeliers are an exciting example of Matter of Stuff’s ability to consolidate designer aspirations with the right manufacturing facilities in Italy, to deliver an entirely bespoke interior solution with the latest research on new materials and processes.

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Objects

Luminarie by Sabina Belfiore Lucovich

Luminarie is an expressive study of lighting as a poetic object, inspired by the designer’s memories of lights at religious festivals in southern Italy.

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Interiors

Matter of Stuff Pop Up Gallery

For their concept Pop Up Design Gallery at Argent, Matter of Stuff commissioned Raw Edges to design an installation that could unite MOS unique three-fold expertise: commissioning design, researching materials and technologies, and showcasing designs from world-renowned design brands.The installation consists of a repeated one single element, a wooden dowel suspended from the ceiling by a blue string.

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Objects

Coulee by Nina Cho

Designed and Manufactured during the Matter of Stuff Designer Residency program in Montalcino, Coulee table uses two heavyweight pieces, creating a stable structure by joining complimenting geometry where the table becomes a singular mass/ volume/ sculpture.

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Svelata by Moreno Ratti

Series of handmade vases made from a single piece of Carrara Marble. The vessels in Collezione Svelata are unique pieces, handcrafted in white Carrara marble, and designed during the Matter of Stuff Designer Residency program in Montalcino

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The Veiled by Olga Bielawska - Matter of Stuff Editions

The Veiled, manufactured by Matter of Stuff and designed by Olga Bielawska is a collection of tables made of marble with a graphical pattern inspired by an ancient statue. It experiments with the dichotomy between a silk and soft looking surface for a hard material like marble. The effect of light and dark-coloured marble in stripes is both graphic and illusional. The pattern catches your eye and invites you to touch. It combines a modern technique and aesthetic with the traditional way of making inlays.

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Objects

Remetaled by Tim Vanlier

Remetaled table is a series of two tables and a wall light, consisting a composition of different types of metal sheets. During this design process a broad material research is developed within metal. An experimental phase together with the manufacturer focused on layering metals. Layering brings depth to an object, offers room for surprises, and gives the metal an innovative materiality.

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Interiors

Raw Earth walls and fixtures for Valextra Showroom in Milan

John Pawson is the architect invited to design the Valextra flagship store in Milan designed in 2018.
The store in via Manzoni is handed over to a different architect or designer every year.
The space is characterized by a strong use of color and light, while its design is based around a series of compositions featuring suspended shelves finished in "raw earth" custom colour.

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Objects

Echo Tables by Uufie

Designed and Manufactured during the Matter of Stuff Designer Residency program in Montalcino, The Echo tables push the material limits of metal and wood to imagine an intangible reality. The grain of wood tells its history, and by using a technique of exposing the hardwood (season of winter) and embedded metal into the lines of the softwood (season of summer), each growth creates an elusive boundary between the two materials.

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Interiors

Imarika Store Milan

The well-know womenswear store Imarika in Milano was renovated to welcome pastel tones and beautiful angular interiors. The use of pink clay throughout walls and fixtures evokes a soft tactile experience and shows how materials can transform a space.

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