18–21 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.

Manuel Arias & VTT


In collaboration with VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Manuel Arias showcases the potential of biotechnology. The exhibition includes mycelium leather-like materials along with other mycelium-based materials that could offer alternatives to plastic and paper in the near future. A series of material samples in different colours and sizes will be on display along with some conceptual prototypes showcasing the material’s properties and future uses. This exhibition is a visual and tactile playground for future materialities using mycelium.

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