22–25 september
bargehouse, oxo tower wharf, london




the brands taking part

Material Matters showcases a curated mix of over 40 world-leading brands, designers, makers and organisations to celebrate the importance of materials and their ability to shape our lives. From product design, furniture and lighting to metal, ceramics, textiles or technology, the brands and makers on display are at the leading edge of contemporary design.


HJ Keramikk

  • ROOM 13.6


Ceramics, lighting, product, material. room 13.6

Founded by artist, maker and designer Helen Johannessen, HJ Keramikk  focuses on illuminated and illusionary surfaces, as well as the sensory experience. Johannessen is a highly proficient porcelain and plaster sculptor who works with traditional techniques to fabricate elegant ceramics for interior and exterior settings, using minimal material to its maximum effect.

Making in her central London studio at Cockpit Bloomsbury, Johannessen has recently completed commissions in Italy and France, projects for both commercial and private collectors. She is a Royal College of Art graduate (2017) and recipient of accolades and awards from the UK, Scandinavia and Asia.

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