Born in 2016, MaterialDriven is a design and innovation consultancy and education platform. At the heart of its efforts is a focus on innovative materials, their processes of making, and the creators behind them.

While its education arm serves as a platform to showcase design and art in an open, collaborative format, its consultancy plays a definitive role in the growth of emerging talent–designers and material makers–and the evolution of materials and products. 

Working with its extensive database and network of design talent, MaterialDriven pairs them with manufacturers, brands, and fellow practitioners, resulting in collaborations which are instrumental to scaling-up new materials and inventions, as well as integrating them into industry and community.

MaterialDriven’s work takes the format of exhibitions, talks. workshops, campaigns and built projects. 2017 also saw the launch of Materials in Motion–their traveling materials library. Their projects and interactive talks have been held at London Design Festival, the Royal College of Art, the Disruptive Innovation Festival, and Somerset House.


For brands, manufacturers, architects, educational institutions and sustainability-focussed organizations:

  • Project-based materials and design consultancy
  • Access to our designer and material-makers network
  • Exhibition and experience design
  • Customized educational workshops and training

For emerging designers and creatives:

  • Mentorship and growth-based support
  • Representation and agency in the design community
  • Access to our designers and material-makers network for collaborations/partnerships
  • Material co-development
  • Pairing and funding programs designed to link you with manufacturers and brands to scale up developments

Contact us for more details:

MaterialDriven, Makerversity, Somerset House, Strand,

West Goods Entrance, London WC2R 1LA

To learn about our team, click here.