Mater is a Danish design brand, founded in 2006 by Henrik Marstrand, who had a strong vision to create timeless and beautiful design, based on an ethical business strategy. Our core business philosophy is based on three key principles: design, craftsmanship and ethics. Through collaborations with an external base of established and fresh design talent, Mater combines exclusive high-end furniture and lighting, with working methods that support people, local craft traditions and the environment.
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 ethical and sustainable design that minimises adverse social and environmental impacts.
Designed for both commercial and residential use, we strive to avoid and minimise 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 savour them.
Winner of Best Debut Design Brand by Wallpaper* Magazine in 2008.