Material Matters Media

by Droog Lab with TD (Theo Deutinger and Dario Marino)

Material scarcity continues to be a pressing issue of our times. Material Matters was first presented as a future furniture fair in 2012 during the Salone del Mobile in Milan and as part of the Dutch Design Week in Eindhoven. The future furniture fair brought together existing, emerging and speculative initiatives and presented them as imaginary future companies that might come to thrive in the near future.

This year in Milan, Droog Lab and TD present Material Matters Media—a news broadcast raising current issues related to material scarcity featuring innovative responses by imaginary future companies.

Material Matters aims to stimulate designers to develop business models urged by

Featuring work by: 2012Architecten, Andreas Möller, Anke Domaske,anothermountainman, Christien Meindertsma, Droog, FairPhone, Graffiti Network, Han Koning, Heleen Klopper, Humade, Jet Vervest, Joshua Klein, Justin McGuirk, Kerry Howley, Kieren Jones, Louise Maniette, Markus Kayser Studio, Martino d’Esposito (ECAL), Monosol, N55, Studio Swine (Alexander Groves, Azusa Murakami), Suzanne Lee, Tarmo Piirmets, TD, Tejo Remy, Tomorrow-Lab, Waag Society