Our first thread. Welcome to the Courthouse Collective.
Over the past two decades, our parent company Matmi has specialised in producing products mainly in the digital world.
During the Covid pandemic, Matmi had to adapt and evolve as the majority of our clients were in the leisure industry which unfortunately suffered. We focused on developing innovative mental health apps for kids and fire safety education games.
Whilst many companies decided to close or reduce the size of their offices, we decided to move into new offices, renovating the historic Macclesfield Co-op Art Deco department store and Courthouse into an amazing office with modern touches that respect its Art Deco heritage.
As a response to the frustrations of the pandemic and living in a primarily digital world, we yearned to create physical products that can improve the fabric of our society, so we founded the Courthouse Collective.
Originally we just wanted to adorn the office walls with artwork that paid homage to our home town's rich heritage. After receiving positive feedback on our Art Deco-inspired illustrations, we decided to trial them at the legendary Treacle Market in Macclesfield, they quickly became a local sensation and now adorn the walls of many people including famous artists, musicians and tech leaders around the world.
While Matmi focuses on digital technologies in the digital world, the Courthouse Collective is dedicated to creating beautiful engaging products in the physical world.
The Courthouse Collective is now the tapestry of our reality. We weave business, ideas, the past, the present and the future, the physical and the digital, to create wonderful, locally sourced and sustainable products with a playful twist.
Weaving New Realities with Historical Threads.