Amsterdam | 2017, 14 - 16 November

Material Xperience

Material Xperience is entirely dedicated to inspirational and innovative materials for yacht building. It consists of the exhibition “Floating Future”, as well as the presentation of the newest materials of some of our partners. The yacht industry is a specific one, with its own history of materials and techniques. However, there is much inspiration to be found and lessons to be learned by looking at developments in others sectors. Digital techniques such as 3D printing, the use of smart materials, recycled materials and biobased materials are amply represented in the exhibition “Floating Future”. 3D printed surfaces, origami textiles, luxurious leather, acoustic and fireproof metals, panels made from seagrass, and tiles of recycled plastic from the ocean are some exciting examples. The exhibition has something for everybody, from creative, technician and trendwatcher to manufacturer.

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Why visit?


As part of the Construction Material Pavilion (CMP), Materia’s partners and experts from around the world will showcase innovative materials related to the maritime industry. The goal is to inspire marine architects, designers, and shipbuilders with innovative and experimental materials that can be used or function as source of inspiration in boat and yacht building.

Be inspired and come to Material Xperience on Tour in the Elicium! This material inspiration will also be discussed during Materia’s lectures at the I-nnovationLAB Stage. The full programme will be published soon.


About Materia


Materia is the leading international platform for material innovation focusing on events, inspiration, and co-creation. Materia promotes joint innovation for a more beautiful, more sustainable and high-quality built and finished environments. Through independent and a continuously growing collection of more than 2,600 inspiring materials, Materia connects building professionals: on a daily basis via, annually at Material Xperience, and periodically through contemporary themes and events. Find more information on

Get an impression of 2016

Irene Dros

Maritime Domain Manager

“In addition to the DAME awards, with its strong focus on design, METSTRADE always showcases thousands of innovations and new products. Due to the large number and wide range of marketing & promotion opportunities, not all these premiers get the attention they deserve. The InnovationLAB concept resolves this through a variety of channels.”


At the Material Xperience on Tour presentation 2016 the following companies showcased their products:

Elkeslasi Surface Design
Guy Regev, 6094600,
Bitzaron, Israel
N Malaquin, 41 rue des metissages CS 70314
F-59336, Tourcoing Cedex, France
Spradling International GmbH
Alexander Paulsen
Stadtkoppel 34, 21337, Lüneburg, Germany
Frank Smolenaers
Windmolen 46, 6003 BK Weert, Netherlands
Vyva Fabrics
C. Driessen
Frankfurtstraat 29, 1175 RH, Lijnden, Netherlands