MATER the materials library

MATER is an extended, constantly-renewed collection of material samples. It is the ideal space for any material lover – architects, interior designers, industrial designers, fashion and jewelry designers, illustrators, artists, constructors and advertising professionals.
Romania and the region of South-Eastern Europe needs a place like MATER in order to develop its material knowledge base – starting from education about types of materials and its uses, to comparing and selecting the best materials for creative projects and researching new materials and applications.

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material samples

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material partners

Members PASS include access to:

innovative materials

over 2.000 materials samples exhibited in the library

online database

 over 5.000 materials are indexed in the online database

drop-by workplace

you can come with your clients & partners to work and consult materials for your project 


the community of professionals formed around MATER


Why is MATER useful in the proximity of a makerspace?

The whole idea of having a Materials Library as close as possible to the Makerspace came from the needs of makers to be able to choose from a wider range of materials to use in their projects and to determine different properties of these materials through the manufacturing process itself.

What happened next? Of course this idea developed into a way bigger process and now we have more and more materials to experiment with in the digital and manufacturing processes. But the most amazing part is that the wider the range of materials, the more people from more and more domains started getting inspired. Now architects, designers, researchers and engineers are interested in experimenting with the materials at MATER.

This made us all consider going further in the processes of fabrication too, which is why the community at Nod Makerspace and MATER is now working on bringing new tools to experiment with such as robotic arms.

The possibility of developing research projects in which to program matter is now also growing bigger in our minds. Wearables? Prosthetics? Reshaping the future is just starting. The range of possibilities is obvious when you walk through all of the materials at MATER.

Are you courios about the space and the community? Press the Book a Tour button an tell us when you want to visit us. 


Still have questions? We don't mind!


Splaiul Unirii 160, 1st and 2th floor, Industria Bumbacului, district 4, Bucharest, the yellow stair.
Tel: +40 746 194 213

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Open hours:
for visitors - Monday to Friday 10 - 18 (an online tour booking required) 
for members - open 24/7