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Material Bank will be located near Paris and will open in the spring with 100 brands, the company says.

Material Bank, a large B2B marketplace serving the architecture and design industry, is expanding overseas.

Since 2019, Material Bank has focused on building up its business base in the U.S., where it operates a digital marketplace combined with a large-scale, robotic logistics facility.

Architects, designers and other users can search for more than 300,000 SKUs on a single website, order samples up until midnight and get the materials in one box by 10:30 a.m. the next day.

Material Bank expands to Europe

Now, Material Bank, which has raised more than $325 million in investor funding since its launch five years ago, is expanding into Europe.

With more than 500 brands and over 100,000 members, including users at more than 90% of the top 200 largest architectural and design firms and 20% of Fortune 1000 companies, the platform has gained rapid adoption within the design community and continues to experience exponential growth, Material Bank says.


“We are thrilled to expand Material Bank’s game-changing platform to the European market and partner with leading manufacturers in the region and beyond,” says founder and CEO Adam Sandow. “Material Bank has fundamentally transformed the way design professionals in North America discover and sample materials and bring their design projects to life, and we look forward to bringing our innovative tools and services to Europe.”

The European division is led by Philippe Brocart, formerly the managing director of the Maison&Objet.

Material Bank will be located near Paris and will open in the spring with 100 brands, the company says.

“Material Bank has received incredible feedback from the design community in Europe,” Brocart says. “It is a significant advancement for the architecture and design industry.”


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