MaterialDistrict (previously Material Xperience) is the world’s largest multisectoral materials fair for R&D and design professionals and takes place from 12-14 March 2019 in Rotterdam Ahoy, The Netherlands.

What to expect?

Novelties from well known brands

A number of well known brands introduce their new material innovations during MaterialDistrict Rotterdam to the public. over 180 material producers exhibit theri novelties in six sectors (ArchitectuurInterieursUrban & LandscapesProductsApparel & Textiles and Graphic & Packaging). The ‘state of the art’ is exactly what you will find while visiting MaterialDistrict Rotterdam 2019.

Independent exhibitions

The independent MaterialDistrtict-exhibitions on the fair include the most innovative and astonishing materials from the MaterialDsitrict collection which have been scouted in the past year by the MaterialDistrict-editors.

Can you charge your smartphone by wearing a certain dress? Are future buildings printed? Is it possible to make packagings from your own waste disposal? Do future cars drive on 3D-printed tires?During your visit you will discover 6 MaterialDistrict Expo exhibitions in which, per sector (ArchitectuurInterieursUrban & LandscapesProductsApparel & Textiles en Graphic & Packaging.) you can discover special exhibition pieces, installations and materials.

Controversial lecture programme

MaterialDistrict is known for her conrtoversial lecture programme in which reputable (inter)national architects, scientists, designers and other experts share their latest developments on materials with the public. for the first time in the fairs’ history, last years edition had two speaker line-ups simultaniuously in which the speakers shared their knowledge with the guests.

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