FILTER

SHOW ALL

TOPS

BOTTOMS

OBJECTS

Narrative

(IM)MATERIAL IS A CONCEPT STORE THAT EXPLORES THE INTANGIBLE AND SELF-REFLECTIVE DIMENSIONS OF PHYSICAL OBJECTS.

THE NAME (IM)MATERIAL REFERS TO THE FACT THAT ALL TANGIBLE OR MATERIAL OBJECTS CARRY WITHIN THEM AN INTANGIBLE OR IMMATERIAL ESSENCE, THAT BEING THE CREATORS THOUGHT AND/OR THE CONSUMERS INTERPRETATION. OUR HYPOTHESIS IS THAT BY CONTEMPLATING AND QUESTIONING WHAT THIS ESSENCE IS, THE MORE CONSCIOUS AND EMPOWERED INDIVIDUALS WE CAN BECOME.

WE SPECIALIZE IN SALVAGING AND RESURRECTING QUALITY VINTAGE PIECES.

(IM)MATERIAL IS A CURATED VINTAGE STORE SITUATED IN AMSTERDAM AND THE WORLD WIDE WEB. WE TRAVEL TO FAR AND NEAR-DISTANT LANDS TO HAND-PICK VINTAGE FINDS THAT EVOKE SENSATIONS AND REACTIONS.

EACH GARMENT HAS BEEN THOUGHTFULLY SELECTED ACCORDING TO THE FIT, COMFORT, COLOR, TEXTURE, DESIGN(ER), AND PRODUCTION COUNTRY. OUR OFFERING IS GENDER-NEUTRAL, STRIVING TO DISSOLVE THE RIGID DISTINCTIONS IMPOSED UPON US. WE ALSO EXTEND THE LIFETIME OF GARMENTS THROUGH UPCYCLING; CREATING UNIQUE PIECES FROM USED CLOTHING, AND BY OFFERING A CONSIGNMENT-SERVICE; SELLING THE CHERISHED, BUT UNUSED GARMENTS OF OTHER PEOPLE.

THROUGH PHYSICAL OBJECTS AND PRESENCE, WE ASPIRE TO ESTABLISH A DISCOURSE AND BUILD A COMMUNITY THAT ORGANIZES EVENTS THAT ENTERTAIN, EDUCATE, AND INSPIRE.

AS DIFFERENT CRAFTS INSPIRE AND PROPEL EACH OTHER, THE STORE IS A CELEBRATION OF ART, MUSIC AND CLOTHING, AND THE(IR) INTERCONNECTEDNESS BETWEEN THEM. THEREFORE, WE OFFER OUR ONLINE AND PHYSICAL SPACE FOR ASPIRING ARTIST TO SPREAD THE WORK AND CREATE HAPPENINGS THAT ENTERTAIN, EDUCATE, AND INSPIRE.

Mission

(IM)MATERIAL, IN ESSENCE, IS A COUNTER-MOVEMENT TOWARDS THE TECHNOLOGICAL AND SOCIAL ISOLATION THAT WE ARE NOW EXPERIENCING. ALTHOUGH THE INTERNET, E-COMMERCE AND SOCIAL MEDIA HAVE REVOLUTIONIZED THE WORLD, THEY HAVE EQUALLY DISTORTED OUR SENSE OF SELF AND OUR RELATION TO THE REST OF THE MATERIAL WORLD, AND WE SEE PHYSICALITY AS THE REMEDY.

PHYSICALITY FACILITATES THE GENUINE EXCHANGE AND SYNTHESIS THOUGHTS, IDEAS AND INSPIRATIONS THAT ARE VITAL FOR OUR INDIVIDUAL AND COLLECTIVE OUTPUT AND GROWTH. PHYSICALITY IS FUNDAMENTAL FOR ESTABLISHING CONNECTIONS WITH ONE ANOTHER AND THE THINGS WE CONSUME. IT INTRODUCES THE DEPTH AND NUANCE IN EXPERIENCE THAT WE NEED TO HAVE CLARITY ON WHAT IS IMPORTANT AND WHAT IS NOT, ULTIMATELY GIVING MEANING TO LIFE. WITHOUT PHYSICALITY, WE WOULD BECOME THE SELF-ABSORBED, PSYCHOLOGICALLY DESOLATED BEINGS THAT NEOLIBERAL, TECHNOCRATIC SOCIETIES HAVE FORESHOWN.

THEREFORE, WE BELIEVE THAT ENVIRONMENTAL, COLLECTIVE AND PERSONAL TRANSFORMATION IS THE BY-PRODUCT OF FEELING INSPIRED AND MOTIVATED TO ASK YOURSELF AND ACT UPON QUESTIONS LIKE; WHO AM I SUPPORTING BY ACQUIRING THIS? WHAT AM I COMMUNICATING AND ADVOCATING BY BUYING THIS? WHY AM I ATTRACTED TO THIS?

ONLY THROUGH THIS INNER TRANSFORMATION, WE ARE ABLE TO TRANSMUTE THE WORLD.

Contact

FOR QUESTIONS AND/OR INQUIRIES FEEL FREE TO SEND AN EMAIL TO IMMATERIALCORP@GMAIL.COM

FIND US ON INSTAGRAM OR VISIT OUR PHYSICAL STORE AT Haarlemmerdijk 171, 1013 KH Amsterdam