Mater is a Danish design brand, founded by Henrik Marstrand in 2006, with a strong vision to create a timeless and beautiful design, based on an ethical business strategy. Through collaborations with an external base of established and fresh design talent, Mater combines exclusive high-end furniture and lighting designed for both commercial and residential use with working methods that support people, local craft traditions, and the environment.
The company strives to avoid and minimize any adverse impact on society by following ethical and sustainable production criteria and creating products that will both stand the test of time and inspire the consumer to cherish and savor them. Their core business philosophy is based on three key principles: design, craftsmanship, and ethics. Mater was the winner of Best Debut Design Brand by Wallpaper* Magazine in 2008.
"Mater means ‘mother’ in Latin. The name is the daily reminder of our small contribution to preventing the challenges mother earth faces. Design influences how we as humans live our lives; it shapes values, culture, and society. Unfortunately, we are increasingly aware that the choices made during design processes often have environmental consequences. However, as a manufacturer, we have the opportunity to rethink dubious practices and create an ethical and sustainable design that minimizes adverse social and environmental impacts." —Henrik Marstrand, CEO & Founder