OBER, a leading expert in decorative and technical solutions for interior design announces the opening of its materials library – La Matériauthèque – just outside Paris. Architects, designers, interior designers, and students can now discover the entire collections by OBER and its affiliate brands in an elegant and innovative setting.
Full-scale materials in the service of imagination
Housed in the former Marotte workshops located in St Ouen, La Matériauthèque offers a vast selection of wood, paper, metal, and resin decorative solutions for original ambiances.
Highly aesthetic and technical, this new exchange and office space showcases the Oberflex, Marotte, Pure Paper, and Staron brands. With around 2,000 products, it is a real source of inspiration and a unique creative space for architects, designers, and interior designers.
Clément Lescanne, OBER’s CEO, declared:
“This approach is an extension of the multibrand strategy we introduced at the beginning of the year. Our desire to respond to the increasing emergence of one-stop shopping is also the reason we are encouraging key influencers to take advantage of the way our products complement each other across one project. For all the people involved in a project, this is a real convenience in terms of delivery of service, availability of a single point of contact, and decision making.”
User-friendliness and optimal working conditions
La Matériauthèque is designed to offer optimal working conditions, as the entire Ober Surfaces collection is available on site.
This gives clients the ideal opportunity to explore the various products and textures in each collection in full size. Each product is showcased in real-life scenarios and can be touched and combined with one another in any project.
La Matériauthèque connects the different parties involved in interior design projects and facilitates decision-making in selecting materials.
Where ideas come to life
Visitors get the red-carpet treatment from professionals able to provide personalised guidance throughout all the phases of the project, from creating unique colour tones to inventory management in case a product is included in a supplier’s list.
To this end, OBER’s teams offer services such as:
- Expedited processing of sample orders (within 48 hours).
- Technical recommendations related to briefs and logistics aimed at supporting interior design projects throughout all the phases of the projects’ life cycles to ensure quality and to control costs.
- Technical training for key influencers.
OBER: A powerhouse of expertise
With a strong connection to design, this new space for information and guidance is a place of initiation to the OBER culture. It will help boost the promotion and reputation of brands. It will also help spread the brand’s values – creativity, innovation, and environmental responsibility – on a larger scale.
Ober Surfaces plans to hold several events and training sessions here. La Matériauthèque is also designed to be mobile and will take part in professional shows worldwide. A location in the heart of Paris is also planned further down the line.
OBER wants to share its expertise. In promoting a space dedicated to its brands and introducing its world to design professional, OBER is asserting its status as a key player in the interior design market.
Exclusive and complementary brands that facilitate creative freedom:
- Oberflex meets all the expectations in the wood category with superior resistance standards and the best performance in the market
- Marotte brings the warmth of wood for an authentic decor
- Pure Paper is a testament to the creativity and quality of OBER products, boasting a distinctive aesthetic touch
- Staron gives interior designers great flexibility in terms of size and design thanks to monolithic materials