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Conscious Collection by Mater

Conscious Collection by Mater

In this edition of the Habitus Edit, we explore Mater’s groundbreaking Conscious Collection, where waste transforms into exquisite furniture using groundbreaking green-tech processes.

Circular design is an evolving practice with deep roots in principles of sustainability. Designing for circularity creates a sustainable and regenerative system which maximises resource efficiency, minimises waste, and prioritises long-term value. It promotes the concept of ‘closed-loop’ systems – i.e. systems which break the traditional linear chain of consumption which follows a single use ‘take-make-dispose’ model.

Understanding and adapting to the circular economy is critical for the architects and designers of our time as it offers an opportunity for them to redefine their role within the landscape of sustainability. Incorporating strategies like adaptive reuse, modular construction and material recycling into their projects not only reduces their environmental impact but will also encourage others to do the same – leading to an era of environmental responsibility which will drastically redefine the built environment for centuries to come.

Leading designers from around the globe are contributing to the circular economy with creativity and innovation which has sparked monumental change. Danish design brand Mater, represented exclusively by Cult in Australia, has achieved new milestones of sustainable production with the invention of an all-new kind of up-cycled material.

Product-led and editorially curated, The Habitus Edit offers a unique perspective on the exceptional designers and brands across the Indo-Pacific region and beyond. Explore Mater’s Conscious Collection in the latest edition of The Edit.

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Juliet Taylor is one of the leading content writers for Indesign Media Asia Pacific where she publishes weekly research articles across multiple platforms. She graduated from the Australian National University in 2021, with a strong portfolio of academic writing as well as writing for entertainment. Her specialty is in media and philosophy, though she shares a passion for interior design with the Indesign Media conglomerate. Her work with Indesign Media covers a broad range of subjects including interior design trends, architectural advancements, materials and the evolution of modern construction, products and processes for a healthier home, and the proper care of flora. Juliet writes for both residential and commercial audiences and over the past year working with Indesign Media has produced research articles in the hundreds for architects and interior design enthusiasts alike.