What is matériO?

• A selection of thousands of specific and/or innovative materials and technologies.
• A complete independency. No advertisement, no financial links with the indexed manufacturers, matériO is ONLY financed by its users.
• An international online database and several showrooms in the world.
• Any kind of materials (wood, plastic, metal, glass, lighting devices...), any field, to be freely inspired by materials.

No nonsens, just the real stuff!

a close look on matter

Intrinsically curious, matériO selects each day materials, technologies and projects for their specificity, their inventiveness and their interest.

Our database includes today more than available 6000 ID cards.

materiO' s sharp eye constantly scrutinizes the entire world, watching for inspiring materials and connected information (technologies, resources, energy, sustainability, science...)

material inspiration

matériO is a service especially designed for professionals interested in materials and technologies, willing to distinguish themselves with and thanks to matter. 

Architects, product designers, fashion designers, manufacturers, engineers... our database combines news on the latest material researches and developments and material ID cards with contact details.

The search tool offers an overview of the results as well as suggested links between materials in order to bounce from one surprising reference to another.

a work tool

As a matériO member, you can keep track of your discoveries by classifying them in thematical folders. You can, for instance, create a folder for each project you are dealing with or order materials using your favorite subjects. The materials you like as well as frequent searches are kept, already-selected material ID cards are highlighted and an history of your searches is also available.

regular updates

Being a matériO member allows you to enjoy future updates. Preview the new features and give us  your feedback! More tools to administrate your personal workspace soon to appear as well as all the advantages of a collaborative space.

several membership levels

Register online and receive our newsletter O! for free. You will also access the latest news and will be able to draw inspiration from pictures of our database.

Next level : you will have total access to all our material ID cards and linked information, especially manufacturers details. The search tool helps you browse the database, your selection can be kept in your workspace.

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Last Call pour Ze Frühstück demain!
24 03 2015

Last call for our monthly meeting around the last innovations materials identified by our teams. Quasi-compulsory meeting for our members, if they wish to remain matériaulogues " euptoudayte "! On Thursday, March 26th from 9 am till 10 am, reserved for the members, the compulsory registration hello@materio.com

A spray light.

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Medical hydrogel

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Impression 3D ultra-rapide et solide

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Periodical or stochastic metallic foam

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Fiber tapes

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Des lunettes pour être à la page...
21 03 2015

Une nouvelle paire de lunettes proposée par Shwood, lunetier américain déjà évoqué lors de la sortie de sa gamme de montures en "pierre fine" (brève avril 2013). Cette fois-ci, c'est avec le papier journal que les ateliers ont décidé de jouer. Ils reconstituent tout d'abord des troncs avec du papier journal enroulé/collé, puis le débitent en plaquettes afin d'usiner les faces de lunettes. On retrouve alors les veines et le fil du bois, un retour au sources en quelques sortes pour ce papier recyclé. Vu les matières utilisées pour ses gammes, Shwood est sans doute membre de matériO !
La vidéo d'explication est très claire, à voir ici

Wood made of newspapers

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Wall covering

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25 matériaux extra-ordinaires en lumière...
17 03 2015

MatériO is present in the meetings " Materials in Light " on March 18th and 19th in Paris. The presented materials are exceptional, the mansion which welcomes us for the opportunity : amazing, the announced weather : radiant. Three reasons for not missing this MEETING at the edge of the Parc Monceau. Free entrance but compulsory registration here

Glass and strass

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Cast PMMA sheet

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Concrete and glass beads

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Composites in a new light
10 03 2015

A superb exhibition design by IDA for this "Composite for a Better Living" exhibition featured by the JEC fair (March, 10-12 2015) Not that my praise would have anything to do with the fact that matériO is one of the participants with a large panel displaying about 15 materials specifically linked to the composite field... The space is large and clear, well designed and the visit very educational. Icing on the cake: I met two manufacturers I have been stocking for year asking them samples and they promissed they will finally send us samples in the coming weeks!
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Strong and light fabric

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Filament winding

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Laser version of Poum poum tchak
19 02 2015

These luminescent headphones look like Star Wars or Tron accessories. The cable does not only conduct music but light as well, pulsing in rythm with what you are actually listening to or in rythm with your heart beats. It can also flash so that you know you are receiving a call or a message ! Not a traditional electroluminescent cable but an optical fiber strongly diffusing light. The light source is LEDs, hidden in a small control box. GLOW is now available on kickstarter, in green, blue and red for 150$. 

Electroluminescent Wire

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Fiber optic lighting harness

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Friday 13 + Valentine's day Special offer
11 02 2015

You cant wait to become a member of matériO and have access to the 7048 ID cards indexed inour database ? Today is your lucky day !
Enjoy our Friday 13 + Valentine's day Special offer: all our membership options with a -13% discount ! Valid until February 14, 2015 at midnight, for any first membership purchased. Registrations online

Marketing material for looking-to-be-famous DJs
10 02 2015

A collection of clothes to avoid paparazzis stocking you all day ! This revolutionary textile (glass nanospheres, incredible) is supposed to reflect flash lights so much that pictures become unexploitable, as the press release claims. Well the thing is that in fact, those are not nanospheres, they are microbeads, less glamorous. And the fact is that it does not only work with flash lights, but with any direct poweful light source, such as car lights, shop windows, etc. So basically, if you were expecting to go un-noticed... you could not go more wrong as you will be the only one visible ! Finally, let's be honest, our social-narcistic-network era pushes us much more toward improving our selfies rather than avoiding pictures... But if you are still interested by this type of reflective textiles, we have several references in our database... and not only on textiles, but on concrete, tape, paint and even leather !
The video to watch here, but real problems are probably somewhere else, don't you think ?

Reflective film

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Polyamide/Elasthane fabric

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