Innovative design since 1992

From the outset we have refused to compromise. The combination of innovative design which places the user at centre-stage, and carefully selected materials and manufacturing methods has been a rapid success.

Materia was set up in 1992 by Kersti Sandin and Lars Bülow, both architects and industrial designers. The combination of innovative design philosophy with focus on the user and being totally uncompromising when selecting materials and manufacturing methods quickly lead to success. Today Materia is a part of the interior design group Kinnarps, and our meeting concepts and products are used all over the world. The following summarises our journey.

1992 – Materia is set up in Stockholm.
1994 – Own production facility started in Tranås.
1998 – Main office moves from Stockholm to Tranås. “The blue factory” is also acquired.
2002 – More employees taken on and production facilities expanded with “the yellow factory” for assembly work and logistics.
2004 – Materia is acquired by Kinnarps and becomes an independent brand in the Group.
2008 – Inauguration of a new factory in Höganloft in Tranås. 7,500 square metres with production facilities, offices and showrooms.