material bank: the fastest, easiest, and most sustainable way to sample materials

material bank: the fastest, easiest, and most sustainable way to sample materials

‘digital transformation’ is an edict in every industry, including interior design. but no matter how much software we integrate into our work, one thing never changes: designers need to hold physical samples in their hands before they make buying decisions.


even a simple project can take dozens of different samples for each surface, and designers order each type of material from an average of 5 different brands. that simple project now requires 60 different samples, which are all shipped separately. that means 60 packages that arrive when samples arrive.



once the designer makes their final selections, they have another problem: what to do with the leftovers. there are entire blogs filled with clever suggestions for storing the surplus, but space is finite. even design schools, a common destination for the extras, are bursting at the seams.


SANDOW, an innovator in the design sector, recognized that the sampling process was time consuming, frustrating, and wasteful. as owner of design brands including interior design, luxe interiors + design, and material connexion, SANDOW was also uniquely positioned to revolutionize this process, which they’ve done with material bank.



always free for design professionals, material bank is the world’s largest architectural and design-focused material resource library. it’s also the only platform that lets designers search for and order materials from hundreds of leading brands on one site with a single click of a button.


whether it’s textiles, wall coverings, flooring, paint, stone and tile, solid surfacing or a combination, all of the samples are shipped in one box. material bank also eliminates the waiting game. all orders submitted by midnight (ET) are delivered by 10:30 am the next day.



not only is material bank the fastest and most efficient way to sample, it’s also the most sustainable. the boxes are designed to make returning samples for reuse simple. this eliminates the need for thousands of physical shipments every week and enables material bank to reclaim more samples than any other company in the world.


few companies have the knowledge, resources, and relationships to make a visionary idea like material bank a reality. even for SANDOW, a company whose founder, adam sandow, built a media empire before age 30 and then masterminded the first-even subscription-based beauty sampling services, it took two years to build material bank from the ground up. success of the platform, on the other hand, has been instant.



material bank is giving designers back their valuable time while also helping build a more sustainable industry, and with thousands of designers applying for membership, it’s rapidly becoming an industry standard. learn more about this ground-breaking platform here.

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