WASTE DREAM | Circular Materials Exhibition by Cult Design x Mater Earth Gallery
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WASTE DREAM | From Waste to Furniture | A Circular Design Exhibition by Mater x Cult

Presented by Cult Design


Thu 18 May 8:30am - 5:30pm
Fri 19 May 8:30am - 5:30pm
Sat 20 May 10:00am - 4:00pm
Mon 22 May 8:30am - 5:30pm
Tue 23 May 8:30am - 5:30pm
Wed 24 May 8:30am - 5:30pm


Free, no booking required


Cult Design
680 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia


Accessible bathroom Low sensory / relaxed

On the occasion of Melbourne Design Week 2023, Cult is proud to present Waste Dream in partnership with Mater – the Danish company who are revolutionising circular furniture design. This exhibition explores how different waste streams from industrial production can become new materials in the furniture industry.

Driven by a circular-economic approach to production, Mater has developed Matek – a revolutionary suite of new materials that takes fibrous waste material, such as coffee bean shells, fishing nets, sawdust and beer kegs, and upcycles it into a unique composite material that can be press-moulded to create new furniture. The result is an extremely malleable material with a texture very similar to stone or marble.

Exhibition visitors can immerse themselves in 70m2 of circular waste installations and discover the design and production behind Mater’s ‘Conscious Collection’ – a series of innovative products by Børge Mogensen, Space Copenhagen, Eva Harlou and Nanna Ditzel that are made with Matek, transforming would-be waste into something special.


Cult is hosting a series of free guided exhibition tours with led by Mater’s Ole Bjerg. Book in for a personal experience as he walks you through the sustainability practices and techniques employed by this pioneering design brand. Click on ‘Book Now’ to reserve your spot .


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