HTT parent acquires Material ConneXion
HTT Staff -- Home Textiles Today, 6/2/2011 3:33:09 PM
New York - Sandow Media, parent company of Home Textiles Today, has acquired Material ConneXion, a global materials consultancy with the largest subscription-based materials library in the world. Sandow also acquired its sister company, Culture & Commerce, a design management firm.
Material ConneXion has offices in New York, Bangkok, Cologne, Daegu (Korea), Istanbul and Milan. It will open an office in Beijing in October to be followed by offices in Shanghai and Guangzhou in 2012. By 2017, Material ConneXion plans to operated 10 libraries in China.
The company's international network of specialists provides a global, cross-industry perspective on materials and their potential uses.
Culture & Commerce, based in New York, has worked to develop products for retail and hospitality with leading first including Target, Microsoft, Puma, MAC, Rosenthal, Alessi, Cappellini and the Morgan Hotel Group, among others.
"Material ConneXion's unparalleled expertise in materials, sustainability and design, coupled with it expanding global presence, will bring substantial knowledge to our corporation and greatly magnify our business connections and international reach," said Adam Sandow, founder and ceo of Sandow Media. "Culture & Commerce's leadership position at the intersection of the business and design worlds provides a valuable, strategic resource for ourselves and clients."