For every one of the million of products we use to improve the quality of our lives, there are associated environmental, ethical and social consequences. While some products have a small environmental bearing, others consume finite resources in vast quantities and are produced under conditions of labor abuse and environmental damage. mater is committed to creating ethical, sustainable and socially responsible design in accordance with the principles of the UN Voluntary Corporate Responsibility Initiative, the United Nations Global Compact.
Mater's iconic Low Stool with a removable black seat in the finest Italian leather is casted after the oldest traditions using recycled aluminum. The stool is manually polished after casting which allows for slight variations for each stool. The steel cross bars provide extra strength and ensure a long life. The stools are crafted in a small Indian wood workshop that participated in the sustainable business developing program Susbiz India. The program is partly funded by the Danish government investment program for developing countries.