for materials and creators.
MTRL is a global platform that supports co-creation by creators and the manufacturers of various materials, giving birth to innovation. We work with a range of materials, from common materials such as wood, metal, and cloth, to traditional craft materials and cutting-edge technology fitted with sensors and modules.
What all this has in common is the potential that these materials hold for being the source of innovation; also, that these are unique materials that pique the curiosity of creators.
We do more than just spread information around the globe through our website. Through our shops and labs where people can touch samples of materials, shop, or process materials on the spot, and by organizing events such as Meetups and hackathons themed on the materials, we support new encounters between materials manufacturers and creators, together with the innovation that arises from this.
Projects born from MTRL
All sorts of different community activities take place at each FabCafe store that has MTRL, everything from hobby activities to side projects by professionals.
We, MTRL, are members of the creative company Loftwork Inc. Loftwork works with multidisciplinary design through open collaboration and carries out co-creative projects with companies and governments, also running FabCafe, a creative space equipped with laser cutters, 3D printers, and the like.
AGC Inc.,AEONMALL Corporation.,Ishigaki City Hall, OMRON Corporation, NTT Resonant Incorporated, Elephantech Inc., Olympus Corporation, Keio University Graduate school of Media Design, Shibuya City Office Welfare Department Disability Welfare Division, Squareup Pte. Ltd., Sony Corporation, Taica Corporation, Superhuman Sports Society, Toyo Aluminium K.K., NISSAN MOTOR CO.,LTD., Panasonic Corporation, PARCO CO., LTD., Isetan Mitsukoshi Holdings Ltd., cocoiku by ISETAN, Yamaha Corporation, LIXIL Corporation