Matter of Stuff is a London based contemporary design research gallery established in 2014. Our dynamic creative studio work encapsulates pop up exhibitions, workshops and our online gallery.
Co-founders Simona Auteri and Sofia Steffenoni coordinate a community of designers, manufacturers, filmmakers and storytellers with the aim of promoting a culture where craftsmanship is at the heart of any creation.
Matter of Stuff’s extensive knowledge of Italian manufacturing heritage is constantly renewed with frequent research trips on the Italian grounds to find the next artisan or manufacturing facility who is able to push the research boundary of materiality and fabrication.
Through networking, involvement with universities and participation in international fairs, Matter of Stuff is constantly building bridges with products and interior designers whose focus on material is an exciting tool for innovation.
Matter of Stuff creates synergies between these two worlds, supporting the designers in their new material research with the aim of transforming the research process into a finished reality, be it product, interior design or architectural.
Supported by their collaborative community of architects, cutting-edge joinery makers, ceramicists, resin, metalwork and stone facilities, glassblowers and more, Matter of Stuff can realise, curate and commission design and architecture projects of any scale and scope from one off pieces, limited edition works, installations and interior spaces.
Matter of Stuff works alongside private clients, architects, products and interiors 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, MusaLab, Ga Design, Shanghai Museum of Glass, Rossana Orlandi, Le Bon Marche', Flow Gallery, Camberwell College of Arts, Kingston University.
VIA MATTEO BANDELLO
14/16, 20123 MILANO
VIA BOLDRINI, 4
53024 MONTALCINO SI
By Appointment Only
1–5 NEEDHAM RD
LONDON W11 2RP
LE BON MARCHE'
24 RUE DE SEVRES
CO-FOUNDER AND CO-DIRECTOR
Simona is co-founder and co-director of Matter of Stuff. Italian born, she is both an Architect and curator and has lived in seven countries including China, Japan and the USA.
She enjoys the challenge of initiating new works as well as creating links between international designers, manufacturers, editors and curators. Her experiences at Heatherwick Studio and Kengo Kuma have brought valuable knowledge and insights into contemporary making with some of the most creative people in the world.
CO-FOUNDER AND CO-DIRECTOR
Sofia is co-founder and co-director of Matter of Stuff. She is a London-based Architect and curator. Born and raised in Venice, she has always been inspired by the art of glass blowing and other crafts associated with her city.
From her early years, she has devoted her attention to both architecture and her interest in photography, making and art. This has continued through her time as an Architect at Acme, FOA and 3xn as well as work with the photographer Claudio Abate. These experiences have moulded her passion for the world of design and making. She is constantly searching for the next incredible manufacturer or designer and potential collaborations.
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