What is materiO' ?

Global and fully independent watch service on all kinds of material innovation …

Because inspiration, creativity, innovation are constantly nourished by curiosity, discoveries, unlikely associations.

The thousands of selected materials and technologies can be found in our database and in our showrooms.

An Intuitive Database

More than 9000 of extra-ordinary materials, more than 5000 referenced manufacturers! Do some research: this virtual material library brings together all the references carefully selected by the matériO team (the direct contact info of suppliers are included). The ergonomic online tool facilitates intuitive, simple and fun research, for rich and surprising results. An indispensable tool! Showroom and online database are updated daily and constantly feed on the latest global innovations.

  • The Box
  • Crystals made from recycled electromagnetic waste
  • Not slate made of lasers
  • Relief image printing
  • Dyed/Burned Wood
  • Infinite Terrazzo
  • 100% polyimide material
  • Peat fibre in the form of a panel
  • Solid wood sheets
  • agricultural waste plastic
  • molded cellulose bubble
  • Using the rest of the cotton bud
  • Lava enamel
  • Blackest flocked tissue
  • Naturtal 3D insulation panels through moulds
  • Iridescent and translucent textile
  • Corn leatherette
  • Fish skin leather
  • 3D printing silicone
  • Honeycomb panel
  • 100% recycled cardboards coloured in the mass
  • Who's that Pokemon? 
  • Furniture with feather ornaments!
  • Woven linen bottle
  • 3D metal printing
  • Imitation leather from mushroom
  • Biocomposites
  • The wave cardboard
  • Combination of materials and solid wood
  • Upcycled coconut fiber panel
  • Bioenzymatic Fuel Cells
  • plasma yarn coating with any metal
  • Locks carbon in place
  • Ultra Light Burnt Ceramic
  • 3D printing with very Very high resolution
  • Hemp Fibre Corrugated Sheets
  • Thermo Reactive Yarn
  • Iridescent surface
  • Citric acid + mycelium for imitation leather
  • Translucent composite panel
  • Stretchable and conductive wire
  • Metallic laminated glass panel
  • Pineapple skin
  • Fiobased foam
  • Panels playing with light
  • Filament that absorbs gases
  • Leather alternative
  • A very rare metal
  • Sculpted plywood panels
  • A cup of coffee or... a coffee cup
  • Nickel Carbon composite
  • Stainless steel plates
  • Silicone enduction
  • High Security Ink
  • Thermobonding sheets
  • High thermal protection coating
  • Crosslinked foam from recycled polyethylene
  • Corn Bioresin
  • Textile upcycling
  • 3D Print - inkjet technology
  • Copper plated Non-Woven
  • A mushroom resilient floor
  • Prefabricated rice husk block
  • Cocoa elastomer
  • A semi water-proof nano-coating
  • Local plant used as wall paper
  • Sand 3D printed objects
  • Cells make leather substitute
  • Recyled Drop-Paper panels
  • A Rock Glass
  • Denim wood
  • A concrete that mimics oysters?
  • Papier de cheveux
  • Vision Control Film
  • An interactive packaging!
  • Silicone Surface
  • Ultra precise laser cutting
  • Wave spring
  • A semblance of cork but apple-based 
  • Coated textile
  • Silent conveyor chain
  • Customizable recycled leather
  • Flexible and rigid
  • Cork modules
  • Custom your packing label!
  • A thousand-year-old wood
  • A protective coating as effective as a carnivorous plant
  • Form following texture
  • Corn meal-based insulating packaging material
  • 3D Printing wall
  • From mushrooms and hemp
  • Parachute textiles
  • Bent stone sandwich construction
  • Recycled steel with a solar furnace
  • Incremental Forming
  • Mycelium foam
  • Holy coffee grounds!
  • Dichroic film
  • Reused glasses lenses
  • Polymer concrete
  • Plastic mesh Demister
  • sediment bricks
  • Luminous Concrete
  • A fiberglass textile that does not burn
  • Biodegradable metal-free leather
  • Olive stone surface
  • Ceramic filter for metal fondry
  • A thin, flexible, scalable tile with dynamic RGB LEDs
  • When textile and acrylic resin meet
  • A wire directly coated with cork
  • Concrete facing
  • Stone printing
  • Mix natural fibres bioplastic
  • Indestructible, unalterable as basalt !
  • Pigments from recycled metal wastes
  • Acoustic textile
  • Wood-looking composite
  • Plates made of recycled paper and cardboard
  • Seaweed sheets
  • Foolproof recycled PVC
  • satin thermoformé
  • Recycled sourced felt
  • Starch based packaging
  • A yarn made of recycled wool
  • Textile from recycled seat belts
  • Leather with paper effect
  • 3D printed wood
  • Swirls of glass
  • Highly strong composite
  • Transforming leftover fruits into leather-like material
  • Biocomposite made from bacterial cellulose
  • Vegetable sourced wool
  • High quality papier-mâché
  • A both liquid and solid Gel
  • Pulp molding technology
  • Badminton shuttlecock chipboard
  • Oyster concrete
  • A tissue made with plastic!
  • Titanium-style damask
  • Translucent panels
  • Bonded Leather
  • Expanded polylactic acid
  • Wooden spirals
  • Organic surfaces
  • Thinnest paper in the world
  • Papyrus biomaterials
  • Sustainable roofs
  • Aluminium and Wood
  • Porous Aluminium Sound Absorbent Sheet
  • Non-woven wool
  • Leaf board
  • Solid plate based on marine herbs
  • Packaging solution
  • Dead leaf paper
  • Recycled fishnets
  • Thermoplastic composite fibers
  • Butts finally recycled!
  • Impregnated rattan sheets
  • Printed solar panels
  • Wooden scales
  • Hemp paper
  • Composite made of natural fibres
  • Resined wool
  • Fiber made of Himalayan nettles
  • Translucent recycled material
  • Ceramic foam
  • 100% Wood cap
  • A mix between wood and cement
  • Geometrical Wood Shapes Compositions
  • Egg and nut shells plates!
  • Aluminum foam obtained thanks to salt crystals
  • Hemp based materials
  • Bamboo panels
  • Polarizing Film
  • A resin for 3D wood fiber composites
  • Enhanced woods
  • Extreme concrete
  • Muesli-style packaging
  • A bio-based, biodegradable and edible plastic!
  • Stablized wood
  • Your luxury brand favourite plastic
  • Beeswax packaging!
  • 3D printing silicone
  • Wood veneer on flexible leather
  • Origami veneer
  • High-tech textile & Ruby
  • Titanium Fishnet
  • A grass paper !
  • Recycled plastic tile resembling terrazzo
  • Air, not oil, to make plastics!
  • Injection molding plastic
  • 3D knitting machine
  • Sargassum panels
  • Chainmail
  • Recycled upcycled banknotes tile
  • Metallic Strech fabric
  • Recycled concrete
  • A bio-tiful composite!
  • Woven tube

Come see and touch several thousand samples of unique products, materials and technologies, sorted by major families. An effervescent place where creators come to manipulate and to be inspired ... A real Ali Baba cavern for designers!

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