Made in the Emirates, DATEFORM turns waste into value by diverting date seeds from landfills and instead enriching our spaces with fascinating products & materials.
Who We Are
Creating the world's first date-seed based solid surface material.
DATEFORM is a UAE-based material innovation startup producing solid surface materials from date seeds, a by-product of the sizable date farming industry. Every year, over 108 million kilograms of date seeds are discarded in the UAE. Made in the Emirates, DATEFORM turns waste into value by diverting date seeds from landfills and instead enriching our spaces with fascinating materials.
Our flagship material 'It's Roasted' is composed of roasted and pulverised date seeds. The roasted seeds along with the matte finish create a darker surface with subtle pops of contrast, color, and grain.
Message From Our Founders
"Within the UAE, there's great appreciation for sustainable materials; we saw the opportunity to create an environmentally conscious solution by upcycling discarded date seeds to create materials for the local design industry. At DATEFROM, we pride ourselves in creating materials that are not only appealing to touch, smell, and view, but also connect with people's environmental and cultural values."
- Alhaan Ahmed & Nikhilesh Mohan
Our solid surface materials can be used to create countertops, flooring/tiling systems, wall cladding, shelving units, furniture, products and more.
Pushing boundaries: DATEFORM’s materials are not limited to solid surfaces, the material is capable of being molded in a variety of complex forms to suit bespoke design needs.