Matter is a New York showroom and gallery specializing in contemporary design. Originally founded in 2003 by Jamie Gray, Matter began as a curated furniture store in Brooklyn. It quickly established itself as a go-to store for American—especially Brooklyn-designed—furniture and accessories, as well as European imports. In 2007, Gray introduced a second Matter location to downtown Manhattan, and in 2009, he launched Mattermade, an in-house furniture and lighting collection devoted to collaborations with American designers. The shop and gallery’s design roster includes Jonah Takagi, Bec Brittain, Andy Coolquitt, Chen Chen and Kai Williams, and Jonathan Nesci, among others.