About

about-carla-matos

BIO

 

In 2009, Carla Matos was a successful woman with a good career as a telecommunications manager, but her heart was set on something else – creating jewellery designs using industrial materials. What started as a hobby soon became more serious, as she enrolled in Contacto Directo Jewellery School. Today, she is totally dedicated to her true passion and her pieces are available all over the world in 22 different countries.

SHE IS NO LONGER CARLA MATOS, THE CORPORATE MANAGER. SHE’S THE DRIVING CREATIVE FORCE BEHIND OUR BRAND, CARLA_M.

MATTER

 

If we call them “industrial materials”, they might seem lifeless or austere. But it’s all a question of vision and a matter of inspiration. The Carla_M. brand seeks to show you that there is beauty in everything. You just have to look for it, and that’s exactly what we do.

Using a wide array of different materials, we guarantee that our
pieces are varied and capable of surprising you.
Because it’s not only about design, we also make sure our jewellery is light
and comfortable, so that you can look great while feeling even better.

We want to stimulate your imagination, show you that things can always be much more.

FOR A LIFE INSPIRED BY BEAUTY, WE DO
JEWELLERY INSPIRED BY MATTER.

THE MEANING OF IT ALL

 

Our work comes from a constant search for new aesthetic and functional values in unusual materials: rubber, plastics, acrylic, steel, carbon fibre and other industrial components. We look for inspiration in everyday objects by observing them not for what they are, but for what they have the potential to be.
We create Jewellery Inspired by Matter
From the beginning, we have defied traditional notions of what jewellery is supposed to be. Our approach emphasizes concept and meaning over economical value, producing pieces with inherent emotional worth. The Carla_M.. brand is synonymous with original, comfortable pieces that never fail to catch everyone’s attention. It doesn’t have to be shiny. If it’s Carla_M., then you’ll know it is
High-End Synthetic Jewellery

PRESS

 

We’re all about letting our passion for design be known all over the world!
Here you can find videos and articles about our brand.

THE JOURNEY

It all started in 2009, when Carla’s passion for jewellery and design drove her to create. Since then, first as MateriaLab and now as Carla_M., our brand has been growing at a steady pace, gaining more and more international recognition with each passing year.

After an important first exposure in EXD’09 Experimenta Design, 2010 saw the brand take giant steps, with presences in Messe Frankfurt, MoMa NY and MoMat Japan establishing it as something to pay attention to.

2011 continued to establish Carla Matos as a respected jewellery author, with several exhibitions all around Europe and the debut of her work in Bijorhca Paris.

In 2012, Carla Matos was an Invited Designer for Samsung’s “Designed by Humans Campaign”. Other highlights of the year were the presence at the Grammy Awards Red Carpet in Los Angeles and being selected by Maksen as one of the top 5 “Next Big Ideas”. Paris once more meant success and growth for the brand with the “Sheriff de Mode” award at Bijohrca.

2013 and 2014 saw Carla’s creations continue to gain exposure with, among others, the “Upcycling – Upcoming” exhibition in Oporto’s Serralves Museum, a showcase in JOYA Barcelona Jewellery Fair and a continued presence in Paris.

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