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.

RaRE design lab


The RaRe (Radical Realism) Design Lab is a design research lab which operates with a heightened awareness of the complexity and connectivity of our shrinking world. The lab operates through a cyclical dialogue of theory building and testing, exercised through ‘research-through-design’ projects. These projects intend to develop systemic innovations to disrupt wicked, highly interconnected ‘challenge-scapes’. Lamination, exhibited at the fair,  is one such employment of this methodology.