matter .of material is an amsterdam (nl) based store for contemporary design focusing on use of material, tradition in manufactory and high quality design.
the store is established by arne leliveld in 2014 and is located between the rijksmuseum and the main canal streets and is the latest addition to the upcoming diversity of stores in the district; ‘spiegelkwartier’.
matter of material provides a space to the entire collection of t.e.; the design collection commisioned by thomas eyck, including royal tichelaar makkum and the japanese brand 1616 arita. in the store you will find a selection of contemporary craftsmanship and applied arts by designers like christien meindertsma, scholten & baijings, studio job and hella jongerius to name just a few.
along with the t.e. collection the store sells a personal selection of pieces by designers and artists such as lex pott, ineke hans and klaas kuiken. the store aims to be an inspiring place to promote innovative design with an “traceability”-approach.
behind the large glass façade, the showcased products have the following in common; the skilled manufacturers and, mostly dutch, designers focus on fine detailing of construction- and production techniques and great care for the chosen materials.