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Working only with the best Italian artisans and Italian manufacturers, Matter of Stuff is dedicated to producing one-off and limited-edition design and art pieces as well as bespoke architectural and interior spaces to the best possible standard.

Supported by their collaborative community of architects, cutting-edge joinery makers, ceramicists, resin, metalwork and stone facilities, glass-blowers and more, Matter of Stuff can produce, curate and commission design and architecture projects of any scale and scope.

Matter of Stuff’s collaborative approach draws together this broad range of specialist skills, experiences, sensibilities and knowledge with the design vision of clients and creatives, enabling them to deliver projects to an exceptionally high standard.
Matter of Stuff offers design services tailored to suit the needs of each client.

The team can work from simple sketches, or develop initial concepts into CAD models and full architectural plans.


Matter of Stuff works alongside private clients, architects, product and interior designers to bring their projects to life. Clients include: Kering Group, Gucci, Swarovski, Friedman Benda, Bohinc Studio, Universal Design Studio, Acme Architects, Sir Robert Mc Alpine, HBA, MuzaLab, Ga Design, Shanghai Museum of Glass, Rossana Orlandi, Le Bon Marché, Flow Gallery, Camberwell College of Arts, Kingston University.


Matter of Stuff is actively engaged in broad research of both materials and processes to help creatives achieve their aspirations.
Our online sample library is a collection of new and traditional materials that includes current trends in design and manufacturing; a comprehensive free source of finishes and techniques that are available through our artisans and makers.


Matter of Stuff Workshop and Residencies engage the worlds of craft, art, and design. This experience helps creatives and artisans to discover each other, build meaningful relationships and exchange ideas while creating exquisite and unique designs. There is a wealth of knowledge, craftsmanship and technology available in Italy; Matter of Stuff unites international designers’ ideas with Italian Artisans’s expertise in any conceivable material and project.

One hand feeds the other and the synergy between the two creates objects with many stories to tell. The thinking and the making of a product can communicate what is beyond its materials and form.

Matter of Stuff collaborates with artists and designers from all over the world, partnering them with our manufacturers to create collaborations between the two worlds and to create functional objects and interior spaces for everyday living.

Matter of Stuff applies this philosophy to all collaborations, inviting clients and designers to visit the places where the materials are sourced and where they are shaped to become the final design.

If you are looking for a manufacturer to realise your ideas and designs please get in touch with us at:

Check our event page for more information on the next workshops or residencies taking place!

Every year Matter of Stuff organises week-long workshops at OCRA in Montalcino, Italy. The workshops focus on craft and technical know-how of Italian artisans where residents use a specific material to create an object in collaboration with specialised craftspeople . Every workshop is a unique hands-on experience where residents learn the processes and techniques best suited to a specific material such as marble or glass, and have the opportunity to work closely with expert makers and manufacturer.

The workshops give participants the chance to gain the practical skills required to communicate and work closely with artisans. At the end of the week designers are able to understand all the implications of making a design achievable in marble or glass.