the brands of 2023

In 2023, Material Matters will showcase a curated mix of exhibitors to celebrate the importance of materials and their ability to shape our lives. The selection included global brands, makers, designers, manufacturers, and artists working in materials that ranged from recycled aluminium, clay, wood and glass to orange peel, roots and sugar.


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Created with the ethos of taking the unwanted and turning it into something beautiful, Solidwool was started in 2013 with a vision to design without compromising the environment. Using hardy British fleece from ancient breeds, it makes all products at its workshop in Devon using a strong, unique composite material – Solidwool. Think fibreglass, but with wool.

Since 2020 Roger Oates Design have nurtured and developed the business, re-engineering the material and re-designing the Hembury Chair. Solidwool now contains twice the amount of wool, and half the volume of bio-resin, meaning this fascinating composite now has even more natural content.

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