22–25 september
bargehouse, oxo tower wharf, london

the brands of 2022

In 2022, Material Matters showcased a curated mix of over 40 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.


  • 4TH floor

A contemporary chandelier hanging from a ceiling


Elevating the commonplace or discarded object is a central tenet of Haygarth’s work. His exquisite designs and installations have employed the flotsam and jetsam of everyday life – from man-made debris washed up on the seashore to thousands of salvaged prescription spectacles. Creating order and symmetry out of randomness and waste, his work is as much about the process of collecting and collating  materials as the elevation of these materials to objects of value or beauty. His work revolves around everyday objects, often collected in large quantities, categorised and presented in such a way that they are given new meaning. It is about banal and overlooked objects gaining new significance.