Our Story

The Man's Gift Company.

“Curious and adventurous as we are, we're always looking to expand on that. If it's one of those rare items that successfully walks the line between beauty and durability, then we're on it.”

With the store open for business, we were finally able to meet the people who share our passions in the flesh. What’s more, our products finally got the space they deserve. Jacob even got his own workbench in the corner of the shop, where he sits down to create the most beautiful taxidermy.

Now truly The Man’s Gift Company, Concrete Matter began to thrive. The inventory was greatly expanded, both online and offline. In February 2014, Concrete Matter was voted ‘best shop in Amsterdam’ on NLstreets - one of those cool achievements we can’t help but feel proud of.

Concrete Matter’s range of products now includes knives, vintage globes, vintage maps, shoe care products, taxidermy, outdoor gear, cufflinks, tools, DIY kits, lithography, personal care products and a range of compelling curiosities.

Curious and adventurous as we are, we’re always looking to expand on that. If it’s one of those rare items that successfully walks the line between beauty and durability, then we’re on it.

Ultimately, that’s what we’re trying to achieve: we’ re trying to counteract a throw-away culture of anonymous mass production. Also, we believe durability and aesthetics are often a tightly knit couple.

So should you ever find yourself in Amsterdam, be sure to drop by for a coffee and a chat. There’s a good chance at least one of us is there, and at Concrete Matter we’re always excited to talk to people for inspiration.

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