Wednesday, 17 November 2010


and to celebrate Movember (raising awareness for prostate cancer), we will donate £1 to the cause with every purchase of the mugs up until the 30th November

Peter Ibruegger's fabulous moustache mugs have finally arrived in Ludlow and are available exclusively from MATERIAL. Having presented these mugs at London Design Week in 2009, these mugs have really taken off.

Produced in Stoke on Trent, these fine bone china mugs are available in six different iconic tache styles.

Enjoy effortlessly masquerading behind a character moustache while drinking your favourite tea or coffee. Every mug has a different design on each side to explore your favourite masculine expression! Choose between feisty Fu-Magnum, the ambiguous Mustafa-Chaplin and cheeky Maurice-Poirot!

£12.99 each / £35 set of 3

Available in the Ludlow store or via mail order only.

Tuesday, 16 November 2010


We have some fantastic calenders available this year at Material.

The first is the 2011 follow on from last years sell out by Marcus Walters it contains an eclectic mix of his hand crafted artwork, illustrating a 'make', 'do' or 'see' for each month. The 2011 calendar is an A4, spiral bound full colour print on cyclus offset paper and is available for £15 So if you were dreading getting to the end of the 2010 calender you can now look forward to starting the 2011.

The second of our wonderful calenders is a wall calender by Royal College of Art Graduate Page Tsou.

After having drawn 3,000 people’s faces, Page started to wonder why people always focus on the facial features rather than the back of the head. From that idea he developed this series of works: “Back of head”, which he has adapted into a calendar.

With this calendar he is also trying to change people’s view of Mondays and the weekends.Most people look forward to the coming of weekends, but are struck by depression when Monday comes. Even the Carpenters wrote a song about it: “Rainy days and Mondays always get me down”. However, if we change our view slightly, Mondays can be like any other day.

In this calendar, not only is he presenting this idea but more broadly, he is also reminding people to look at things from a different point of view.

Lithography Print
Edition of 365
Size: 70cm x 100 cm
Paper: 220 gm water color paper

Monday, 15 November 2010


Fully illustrated throughout this substantial publication is not only a detailed insight into the history of the Circus but also compendium of inspiration for artists and designers alike.

During its heyday, the American circus was the largest show-biz industry the world had ever seen. From the mid-1800s to mid-1900s, traveling American circuses performed for audiences of up to 14,000 per show and crisscrossed the country on 20,000 miles of railroad in one season alone. The spectacle of death-defying daredevils and strapping super-heroes gripped the American imagination, outshining theater, comedy, and minstrel shows of the day, and ultimately paving the way for film and television. The circus offered young Americans the dream of adventure and reinvention. This book brings to life the grit and glamour of the circus phenomenon. Images include photographic gems by early circus photographers Frederick Whitman Glasier and Edward Kelty, many of the earliest color photographs ever taken of the circus from the 1940s and 1950s, iconic circus photographs by Mathew Brady or Cornell Capa, and little-known circus images by Stanley Kubrick and Charles and Ray Eames. For the first time, contemporary readers can experience the legend of the American circus in all its glory.

544 pages
40.2 x 27 x 6 cm (big book!)

Available in store or via mail order.