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.


Speculative surfaces




Stand 13.10

Speculative Surfaces, founded by designer Madison Wilds Burger is currently developing lab-grown leather grown from bacteria and yeast. Speculative surfaces will be exhibiting a display of different material swatches and surface studies of the lab-grown leather they are developing. To demonstrate the materials strength and practical applications, also featuring a pair of shoes that  designed and constructed using the leather and other vintage upcycled fabrics. Additionally, she’s  partnered with furniture designer Austin Frisby, to design and fabricate a light weight steel folding chair upholstered with the lab-grown leather.

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