After last year’s Milan debut, Matter Made has re-edited a collection of concrete vases based on the designs of the Brazilian maestro, Sergio Rodrigues, the first historical pieces from the brand. Moreover, the editor shows an extension of the collection developed from the best seller the Champ stool, along with a lamp signed by the young rising star Pedro Paulo Venzon. In addition, new pieces by Philippe Malouin, Visibility and Luca Nichetto, Objects of Common Interest, Matter Made Studio and Faye Toogood are presented.
The full collection brings together a diversified combination of materials and forms, able to maintain each designer’s creative signature, valorizing each production by making it part of a whole.
Matter Made is an American manufacturer of contemporary lighting, furniture and objects. From concept to creation, its in-house design team produces minimal works with superb craftsmanship and an unwavering commitment to the highest level of refinement and finish, making pieces that will last a lifetime. This philosophy also guides the brand in choosing collaborations with the most influential and innovative designers working today, as well as the upcoming addition of important historical works to its growing catalog.
Oca Planters are a re-edition of the 1955 designs from Brazilian architect and designer Sergio Rodrigues. Named after his influential furniture store in Rio de Janeiro, the planters are an example of Rodrigues’ ability to impart the Brazilian spirit into a contemporary design. Available in three sizes and made from a lightweight composite with a painted stainless steel base.
The current version was based on the original drawings and photos found in the Sergio Rodrigues archive, and all the details were preserved. The only change made from the first version is in the material used in the planter itself - instead of concrete, which is very heavy and fragile, they are realized using fiberglass.
Champ by Visibility is a reimagining of the utilitarian stackable stool. When stored, the stools form a graceful and graphic upward spiral. Taking cues from the original Champ Stool, the collection has grown to include a counter height stool, barstool and cafe table.
Profana, a floor lamp, and Profana com Argola, a hybrid of floor lamp and wall sconce, are designed as a meditative look at encounters between fundamental forms and represent the renewed collaboration with Brazilian designer Pedro Paulo Venzon. Named after a collection of essays by the Italian philosopher Giorgio Agamben, Profana’s exaggerated scale of slender steel frames allude to grand architectural spaces.
Arca is a lighting system designed by Philippe Malouin whose form is a play of contrasts between the classical swooping branches and the spare minimalism of its linear, black composition. Tiers can be easily added together to create a unique chandelier. The new compositions presented feature different measures and configurations.
Legato, a musical reference indicating a smooth and unbroken connection of notes, is a modular system of lights by Luca Nichetto that follows this same principle. Available in a variety of chandeliers and as strings of light. The strings offer limitless possibilities and can be applied from single pendant to single string of modules or expanded virtually without end to create divisions of space or an architectural wall of bi-directional light.
The Relativity collection is a series of hand blown glass and marble objects by Objects of Common Interest. Two intersecting elements, a base and a vessel, coexist to create vibrant combinations of transparent and opaque color. The collection consists of a large vase, small vase, centerpiece and pair of drinking glasses.
Puffball Pendant by Faye Toogood is newly addition. Puffball is a collection of minimal lamps, draws inspiration from the rounded caps and columned stalks of wild mushrooms and toadstools. The chunky silhouettes, made of raw fiberglass and tumbled or painted aluminum, give o a warm luminescent glow.
This year Matter Made presents a new color variation of the well-known Discus lamp designed by Jamie Gray, the ocean green two tone. Discus is a spare and graphically compelling lighting collection. Made from modular components, the design is adaptable for spaces ranging from intimate to monumental. Dimmable LEDs cast a warm di used light through both sides of each rotatable disc.