Innovation platform 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.
Information on materials registered with MTRL can be viewed free of charge by anyone. Many of the unique materials that we have collected from around the world are displayed in MTRL stores or sold as samples. If you find a material that you are interested in, please visit the store and touch it directly.
Innovative ideas are not born from just seeing, knowing, or learning. It is important to trial produce a material that you are interested in. At our MTRL stores, in addition to providing various tools for prototyping, we also provide an arena for trial production through workshops and hackathons.
Loftwork Inc. Producer
FabCafe Taipei / Loftwork Taiwan co-founder
Loftwork Hong Kong
FabCafe / Loftwork Inc. CEO
Loftwork Inc. / FabCafe MTRL Producer
Loftwork Inc. / MTRL Creative Director
MTRL Director / FabCafe Kyoto Fab Director
If you have any questions about FabCafe or any of the Open Labs activities, please feel free to contact us.