High technical and aesthetic performance and a totally sustainable production system, Mathera is the new generation surface born from the collaboration between Diego Grandi and SAIB

Between creativity and technology: Mathera is a new generation surface born from the collaboration between the creative thinking of Diego Grandi and the innovation and research process of SAIB.

It achieves high technical and aesthetic performance through a totally sustainable production system: to build furniture and accessories in the name of responsibility.

Naturally inspired

The project starts from a natural inspiration linked to the world of stone materials and their millenary existence, imagining a new genesis.

A thin layer of wood, stone and quartz dust, coming from processing waste, amalgamated with resinous binders, proposes a sort of sampling of surfaces derived from the interpretation of natural materials and is associated with a SAIB - RPB, Regenerated Particle Board - produced exclusively through the recovery and regeneration of wood at the end of its life.

Aesthetics and high performance for furniture and interior design

The technological research developed by SAIB, with an international partner and covered by a patent, and the project by Diego Grandi thus make it possible to transfer the primordial expressive power of natural scenarios to Mathera, evoking its visual impact through vibrant textures and shades chromatic.

The unprecedented visual and material effects are also combined with the possibility of experimenting with innovative creations thanks to the high resistance to impact, scratching and rubbing.

Mathera therefore represents a revolutionary design tool for furniture and interior design with multiple applications, such as worktops, tables, kitchen furniture, furnishings and boiserie.

Gipso, Selce and Areia: three declinations

Mathera is available in three different textures - Gipso, Selce and Areia - and in ten colors.

Gipso, soft and silky to the touch, interprets the soft and malleable texture of plaster and provides a palette of four soft and mellow colors.

Selce, inspired by the world of split stones, reworks the typical slate ripples in three different shades of gray, due to quarrying.

Solid and compact, Mathera is ecological and sustainable: just like wood, also quartz and stones come from waste resulting from the cutting of natural stones and are restored to new life through a recovery and regeneration process on which all SAIB production is based.

In fact, the new surface marks an ever greater capacity to respond to the contemporary needs of the design of furniture and accessories for living, from the domestic dimension to the contract universe, always protecting Nature, because its long cycle is over of life can in turn be 100% recycled.

With a more uniform and compact texture, Areia reinterprets the bush hammering techniques used on sandstone in three shades and is characterized by the inclusion of contrasting mineral grains.

The circular economy according to SAIB

SAIB, a company founded in 1962 in Caorso, on the outskirts of Piacenza, has been following a circular business model since 1994, producing raw and ennobled chipboard panels by recovering post-consumer wood. This is why its panels are called RPB, Regenerated Particle Board , immediately declaring their origin and quality.

Creativity and technological innovation are the tools with which he works: from the development of new products to the relationship with people, from the protection of the territory to the commitment to training the professionals of the future. Member of ADI since 2020, it is one of the leading Italian companies in the sector and a reference for the furniture and interior design supply chain.

Every day 150 post-consumer wood trucks arrive in SAIB, coming from Italian and European collection centers. To start the regeneration process it is necessary to separate the wood from all the materials with which it is coupled such as iron, plastic, fabrics, glass, aluminum and paper. Purified and regenerated, the wood enters the production process while all the other materials are sent back to their respective recovery chains.

With a production of 2300 cubic meters of cake per day, thanks to its industrial system it reuses 600 thousand tons of wood every year at the end of its life, saving about 250 thousand trees from being cut down and avoids emissions in the atmosphere of 48 thousand tons of CO2.

The SAIB panels can in turn be regenerated returning to feed an increasingly virtuous production chain.