Category Archives: Furniture & Lighting


Simple to install, secure green bike-parking.

Designed to get bicycles out of hallways and stairwells.
And part of a broader reassessment of yard/garden spaces at the front of terraced housing in towns & cities.

Nominated by Sam Hecht for the Design Museum’s Design of the Year 2010, and now part of The Design Museum’s Permanent Collection.

EC Design Registration 001575846/0001

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All Front Yard Company graphics by the wonderful Åbäke

BinDock & BoxDock

BinDock & BoxDockBoxDock & BinDock

Storage for recycling boxes and wheelie bins. Made from European Oak, for its strength & outdoor durability, the wood comes from sustained forestry. Robust & well crafted, simple to self-assemble.
Made in a manufacturing plant that uses all its woodwaste to generate power & heat, this makes for a close to carbon-neutral manufacturing process.

Registered Design No. 4007005

Growing Storage Doors

Growing Storage Door

Writers Desk

Writer’s desk

Free standing desk for a script writer.

Made and designed by Dan Monck, in painted plywood, desktop linoleum, aluminium round tube, and bronze panels.

Still in use (though not the Apple Mac SE/30).

Reading Museum

Reading MuseumReading Museum

Mobile education resource trolleys -  classroom materials, research materials, mobile cloakroom trolleys, mini-shop.

Trolleys accompany school groups to particular galleries, ensuring resources are close at hand.

Designed to be robust, durable, & easy to manoeuvre. Produced in aluminium and acrylic.

Family Futures II

Family futuresFamily Futures precautionary lampshade

As the centre works with visiting children, a solution was required to make safe a three storey stairwell accessible by the children,
This seven metre tall translucent polycarbonate ‘lampshade’ fills the open centre of the stairwell, without diminishing the natural daylight, sense of space, or feeding fears of danger.

115 Luminaires

115 Luminaires115 luminaires.

Dimmable fluorescent studio / office lighting. Designed & produced by Material for Workplace Co-op 115, the luminaires use suspended glass channels (Reglit), diffused film, lead end caps,  and north-light tubes.

Kelmscott Luminaire

Kelmscott LuminaireKelmscott luminaire

Metal halide uplight designed & produced by Material. Designed to illuminate the fine roof interior of the Tudor barn (1570), and the exhibition below, marking the centenary of William Morris’ death.

115 Bartholomew Road Stairs

115 Bartholomew road stairsBartholomew Road (stairs)

Stairtreads cut from Glulam timber beam sections, & supported on steel stringers. Cast glass channel glazing on steel frames form the atrium enclosure.

Client: Workplace Co-operative 115

Memorial Bench

Stainless steel and oak bench

Memorial bench in English oak & stainless steel for Charlotte Oakes.
Sat on by office workers, tourists, and Covent Garden Market stallholders, for a sandwich, in St. Paul’s churchyard, Covent Garden.

Designed & made by Duncan Kramer.

Letter-cutting by Kate Owen.

UAE Exhibition Lighting

UAE Exhibition lightingUAE exhibition lighting / Abu Dhabi

High level exhibition lighting.

Designed & produced by Material.

Reduces shadows on display graphics cast by viewer, using narrow beam-angle lamps.

Tunnel Luminaire

Tunnel luminaireL.E.T. luminaire.

Designed and prototyped by Material, for London’s Cross River Partnership (‘Light at the End of the Tunnel’).
A family of ‘tunnel furniture’ for central London’s railway viaducts (lighting, seepage guttering, lit framing for mosaic artworks).

High output LED’s illuminate the Victorian brickwork of the arches, and fluroescent lamps downlight the pedestrian footway. Fitting is designed to deter pigeons from perching or roosting.

Design Registration No. 3021347
Subsequent manufacturing by Designplan Lighting (UK).

London Zoo Lighting

London Zoo LightingZSL Elephant & Rhino House / Casson Pavilion

New lighting designed & produced for London Zoo’s Casson Pavilion, anticipating a 24 piece exhibition.

Suspended rolled track, echoing the original flow in the architectural drawings, & bespoke luminaires in powder-coated aluminium.

Client: ZSL / London Zoo

Kilburn Grange Park Gates Groundlights

Kilburn Grange Park gates GroundlightsKilburn Grange Park Gate Ground lights

High output LED fitting, with mass aluminium heat-sinking body, & stainless steel & glass bezel. Produces tight eliptical beam to concentrate light on  letterforms.

Designed & produced by Material





Storage Doors

Storage Doors

Built In Desking

Built In DeskingBuilt in desking

Extensive use of built-in work surfaces with flat colour lino on Polish alder blockboard or Finnish ply substrates.

Rubbish collection & Daybed

Rubbish collection & Daybed

Sheet Music Drawers

Sheet Music Drawers

Desk and Study Shelves

Desk and Study Shelves

BikePort Cycle Store

BikePort Cycle Store…