Materia

MATERIA designs and manufactures original, premium furniture and interior decoration products, mostly from reclaimed massive wood in combination with other high value materials: marble, brass, stainless steel, Plexiglas and wool. They also offer custom production services for interior decoration projects (residential and commercial) for local architects, interior decorators, business owners (B2B).

 

From left to right. Cristian Branea (Co-founder and CEO), Andrei Petran and Alexandru Budurescu (Co-founders)

What is the social impact of your business?

As a social enterprise, MATERIA contributes towards addressing unemployment of vulnerable groups in an underdeveloped, ethically mixed, rural area in Romania by creating local jobs and offering professional training to individuals at risk due to low education levels, lack of previous employment and/or secondary degree, Rroma , long term unemployed and large families living on social support.

MATERIA has a positive environmental contribution by up-cycling massive wood reclaimed from demolitions into high-value products.

What do you want to achieve by being part of Impact Hub Scaling?

We wish to develop retail partnerships to sell products in other EU markets and access EU funds or attract investment to increase production capacity.

Please give us one interesting fact about you

We create unique and premium products by using a very rare combination of materials.

 

Learn more about Materia here.

 

 

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Impact Hub Scaling is an international program designed for social enterprises ready to scale locally & internationally, to enable entrepreneurs with innovative solutions, to successfully scale-up, drive social innovation forward and create positive impact. The program gets supported by J.P. Morgan, Fondazione Cariplo, Stavros Niarchos FoundationFondazione CRT as well as the European Commission’s FP7 Programme – BENISI Project. Find out more

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