PROUD Materialist


They care about what a building looks like, what a product feels like. The impact on the people who use it, the texture when you touch it. They care as much about design as the materials that make it. They celebrate the brilliant and fight the bland. Materialism is the difference between choosing a material that will 'do the job' and the material that will 'make the job'. Between good and great, bland and brilliant.

Surface Matter are Proud Materialists.

We're passionate about well-made spaces that stand the test of time and make you want to hang around a little longer. We bridge the gap between the designers and makers who push the boundaries to bring materials to life, for good.

Surface Matter work with some of the most exciting materials out there - from sheets made of recycled paper to colourful panels that rethink plastic waste. Our design-led surfaces have sustainable qualities and can be used in everything from retail and office spaces to kitchens or skate parks.

We support designers and makers by working through projects, sharing samples and information, discussing design criteria and material suitability, supplying the actual sheet material, offering technical and fabrication information and making useful connections where we can.

Our studio shows off the materials we love in action - in our desks, displays, kitchen doors and surfaces as well as prototype pieces, samples and large panels. Our love of materials drove us to curate a materials library in our studio that architects, designers, creatives and material enthusiasts are free to explore and find inspiration.

How we work


Find something interesting

We love interesting materials. Our library has hundreds of materials from small samples to larger sheet formats or as used in our studio furniture. Pop-in and explore our collection.



Let's talk materials

We know our materials inside-out and can help you understand how they're made, what they can and can't do, and how to get the best from them.



Interested in the long-term

We connect exciting materials to the right people on the right projects for a material solution that lasts.

What we do


inspiring materials


material solutions and info


distribute innovative surfaces


we know super-skilled fabricators