The Materials Design Lab

The Materials Design Lab (MDL), opened in 2014 by Chris Lefteri, is part of the National Design Centre in Singapore and aims to stimulate new levels of material-centric innovation by providing a vibrant place where designers and material suppliers can congregate to network, inspire each other and conduct business.

Your Material Showcase

The Materials Design Lab is an independent and trusted showroom of materials, by exhibiting in the gallery you showcase your material to a receptive audience of specifiers, architects and designers. It’s the perfect way to reach a larger audience and takes the cost and hassle out of appearing at a trade show with your own stand or having a showroom in Asia.

Our Material Library

Our extensive material collection features a range of different material types and brands including polymers, glass, ceramics, natural materials, textiles, metals and smart materials. It has become a go-to materials resource and collaboration platform platform for designers, engineers and manufacturers in architecture, interior design, furniture, industrial, fashion, advertising and packaging design.

Exhibitions and Displays

We host designers and suppliers looking for a more temporary, short-term display for events such as Singapore Design Week.

Seminars and Workshops

Thanks to our inspiring workshops you can meet a large number of designers, architects and companies that are willing to experiment with your material.

“Materials Design Lab provided an excellent “workshop” for our visiting Interior Architecture students from UNISA at the 2015 Singapore Design Week. The generosity with which they shared knowledge, combined with the hands on activities, continue to inspire our design students in their ongoing studies. The publications they produce on Materials and Manufacturing Processes are a valuable resource for designers at any stage of their career.”

Peter Walker Senior Lecturer School of Art, Architecture and Design University of South Australia

Contact The Materials Design Lab

+44 (0) 20 7278 0512 |