August 16, 2021

The Clippings founders about the acquisition by Material Bank

Our founders announce the exciting acquisition of Clippings by Material Bank, the world's largest marketplace for sampling architecture design and construction materials.

The Clippings founders about the acquisition by Material Bank

Today, we are very excited to share the exciting news that Clippings has been acquired by Material Bank, the world’s largest marketplace for searching, sampling and specifying architecture, design and construction materials.

When we started Clippings in 2014, we were driven by a singular mission: to use technology to digitally transform the way that the design industry works. As sons of architects and having studied architecture, design is very much a part of our DNA, and we’re incredibly passionate about making a positive impact on the industry. We felt that few of its stakeholders had embraced technology to better the way people discover and shop for products – and so we set out to lead that change.

Clippings has achieved so much over the years in building an industry-defining technology platform that enables our users to connect and transact online, with more than five million products from over 650 brand partners. We are so proud that thousands of interior designers and businesses such as WeWork, Legal & General and Virgin Voyages have used Clippings in more than 80,000 projects worldwide. 

Serial entrepreneur and Material Bank founder Adam Sandow shares our passion for design and has successfully shaken up this industry numerous times. Before Material Bank, Adam built the media business SANDOW from the ground up. Today, it is the guardian of industry-leadings brands, including Interior Design, Luxe Interiors + Design, Metropolis, and NYCxDesign. Adam has always approached media not only as a strong category of business, but as a platform to launch tools and services that serve the design industry. He launched Material Bank in the US with a vision very similar to ours–to revolutionize and transform the way the architecture and design community work. 

In joining together with Material Bank, we will be able to reach more clients, invest further into developing our technology and continue attracting the best talent. We absolutely could not be more thrilled to have found a partner so aligned with our mission and values.  

We would also like to use this moment to say how grateful we are to all our brand partners and clients who believed in us when we were just a tiny start-up – and embraced working with us through the years! We would not be where we are today without your ongoing support. 

We would also like to thank everyone on the Clippings team who has been with us on this incredible journey. None of our achievements would have been possible without the passion, dedication and sweat you have given to our mission. For our clients and brand partners, everything will remain the same. Clippings will continue to operate under its own name, offering you the same excellent experience. If you have any questions about the acquisition, please get in touch with your usual contact or email

For us as founders, this is by no means a goodbye. We remain on board and could not be more excited to lead Clippings into this next chapter with Material Bank. We cannot wait to see what the coming months and years will bring and we look forward to sharing our journey with you. 

Adel & Tom
Clippings co-founders

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