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Setting up a new project and don't know where to start?

Digging through countless material alternatives can be overwhelming, especially if sustainability is critical to your project.

matériO samples

Receive a list of appropriate suppliers 

Are you at the beginning of your new project or just stuck in the middle?  Let's meet and we'll start looking - whether it is getting specific manufacturer contacts or just a general material overview. 

Custom Research

Each research is tailored to our clients' requirements. What can a custom research include?


A list of relevant and suitable materials

What are the available materials on the market? Which ones would fit best in your intent?

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A list of suppliers 

Although we are an independent team and do not collaborate with partner manufacturers, we may search for specific contacts to speed up your communication process.

Technical parameters


What does the material look like, how heavy is it and does it smell good? What is the lifecycle and are there any nature-friendly alternatives? 

Expert consultation

Receiving a long list of manufacturers isn't always the solution. Our experts provide informed comments and recommendations about the sustainability, functionality, or other essential factors of a material.  

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Specific requirements 

Our material research service is designed to meet your exact needs. Tell us what you're unique investigation is about.

Whether you're researching wood for birdhouses or building a skyscraper, we're eager to hear all about it! Let our "sciency" cells investigate while you focus on other aspects of your project.  

matériO' prague sample showroom
  • What will I find in the matériO' online database?
    Our online database includes over 9000 sample cards with photos and descriptions of the material, contact details of the manufacturer and information about the availability of physical samples in matériO' showrooms. In the database you can also create your own folders of materials for personal use and add notes to them.
  • How can I access the database?
    Become a matériO' Prague member and start discovering thousands of innovative materials. The database is accessible from any device via this link.
  • Can I order samples or materials?
    We do not sell or distribute samples or materials. But we will gladly provide you with contact details of suitable manufacturers.
  • Can I visit the showroom as a non-member?
    Only matériO' members and student groups are typically welcome to our physical showroom. In special occasions we also welcome non-members. Please email us in case you wish to visit us.
  • When and where can I visit the showroom?
    We're open every workday from 9:00 to 17:00. Please let us know at least one day in advance at or +420 739 471 317. Our address is Říčanova 19, 169 00 Praha 6.
  • What can I find in the showroom?
    There are more than 4,000 physical material samples in the showroom. The number of samples is constantly growing. Each sample is labeled and linked to the online database matériO'. Our team will be available for help and quick material consultations. Moreover, the showroom is a space for matériO' seminars and workshops.
  • How does the student one-off visit of the showroom work ?
    We provide free visits to UMPRUM students who are enrolled in the Materiology course. For other students under 26 the price of the visit is 400 CZK. The price includes access to the online database and physical library of materials as well as an individual consultation.
  • Will you help me find the right material during a showroom visit?
    Absolutely, one or more of our team members assist you and guide you through our samples.
  • Can I order samples or materials that I find in the showroom?
    We do not sell or distribute samples. But we will gladly provide you with contact details of suitable manufacturers.
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