material bank: driving efficiency and sustainability for happier, more creative designers
 

material bank: driving efficiency and sustainability for happier, more creative designers

interior designers have a passion for transforming physical environments — not for spending endless hours researching, ordering, and organizing samples. yet much of their days are spent doing exactly that.

 

adam sandow, chairman and CEO of SANDOW — the company behind interior design and luxe interiors & sources media brands as well as material connexion — recognized how disconnected the sampling process was to designers’ daily lives. as consumers, they’re able to get virtually anything they want delivered at any time. they’re also constantly being reminded to reduce, reuse and recycle. SANDOW was determined to bring the convenience and environmental responsibility designers experience every day to the professional realm.

 

 

turning vision into reality, SANDOW created material bank, the world’s largest architectural and design-focused material resource library and the only platform from which designers can search for and order materials from every leading brand at once. it’s fast, efficient and sustainable. it also enables designers to do more of what they love: designing.

 

 

in just a few months since material bank’s debut, the positive impact is resonating widely. designers enjoy the convenience of searching across hundreds of leading manufacturers in one place. they find the platform helps them discover new materials and even encourages them to be more creative. at the same time, receiving samples the next morning saves time and frustration.

 

 

designers also laud the platform’s support for more sustainable practices. all materials from multiple manufacturers are aggregated and sent in a single box, eliminating thousands of physical shipments each and every week. additionally, the packaging is designed to make returning samples for reuse easy. in fact, material bank now reclaims more samples than any other company in the world, and that helps designers save space and feel good about their impact on the environment.

 

 

brands and manufacturers benefit from material bank, as well. not only do they gain broader exposure to a wider range of potential clients, their sales representatives can operate more efficiently.

 

 

few companies have the knowledge, resources, and relationships to make a visionary idea like material bank reality, and even for SANDOW, it took two years to build from the ground up. but by offering the industry greater efficiency, easy discovery, virtually no wait time and the ability to return the unused products for reuse, the effort has already proven to be well worth it with unprecedented industry adoption. learn more about this ground-breaking platform, here.

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