Mater means ‘mother’ in Latin. The name is the daily reminder of our small contribution to preventing the challenges ‘Mother Earth’ faces. Design influences how we as humans live our lives; it shapes values, culture and society. Unfortunately, we are increasingly aware that the choices made during design processes often have environmental consequences. However, as a manufacturer, we have the opportunity to rethink dubious practices and create ethical and sustainable design that minimizes adverse social and environmental impacts.
Mater offers such a vision-driven optimism in creating in-our-time products that we designers feel a part of a mission. As a designer you sometimes wonder if we really need more design objects. But with the go-getting spirit at Mater you are not only sure that your designs will hit the marketplace, you're also confident that they'll make a difference.