Founded in London by graphic designer and art director Jess Howard, Matere honours simplicity and functionality in stationery. Finding a lack of stationery that spoke to her tastes and values, Jess drew on her experiences in design and everyday life, alongside her penchant for unique materials, to create a range of products to be enjoyed on a tactile and sensory level.
Matere products are designed for discerning stationery lovers who value high quality design and thoughtful details with an uncompromising sustainable ethos. Distinctive materials, quality craftsmanship and a considered, minimalist aesthetic are at the heart of everything we create.
As a remedy to the chaotic nature of life in a busy city, Jess found herself drawn to calming spaces, understated design, minimalism and conscious living. While her life became more digitised, solace was found in off-screen experiences and purposeful interactions with the physical world became more important.
The collection seeks inspiration from beautiful imagery, authentic materials and an understated sentiment. Design choices reference architecture and interior design, graphic design, travel, nature and the slow living philosophy.
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