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Material-UI is a set of React components that implement Google's Material Design specification.

Check out our documentation site for live examples. It's still a work in progress, but hopefully you can see where we're headed.

Recently Updated? Please read the changelog, this README and the documentation before posting an issue.

Required Knowledge

We recommend that you get to know React before diving into material-ui. Material-UI is a set of React components, so understanding how React fits into web development is important.

(If you're not familiar with Node, or with the concept of Single Page Applications (SPAs), head over to the documentation website for a quick introduction before you read on.)


Material-UI is available as an npm package.

Stable channel

npm install material-ui

Pre-release channel

npm install material-ui@next

Please note that @next will only point to pre-releases; to get the latest stable release use @latest instead.


(not needed for versions 0.19.0 and higher)

Some components use react-tap-event-plugin to listen for touch events because onClick is not fast enough This dependency is temporary and will eventually go away. Until then, be sure to inject this plugin at the start of your app.

import injectTapEventPlugin from 'react-tap-event-plugin';
// Needed for onTouchTap

Roboto Font

Material-UI was designed with the Roboto font in mind. So be sure to include it in your project. Here are some instructions on how to do so.


Beginning with v0.15.0, Material-UI components require a theme to be provided. The quickest way to get up and running is by using the MuiThemeProvider to inject the theme into your application context. Following that, you can use any of the components as demonstrated in the documentation.

Here is a quick example to get you started:


import React from 'react';
import ReactDOM from 'react-dom';
import MuiThemeProvider from 'material-ui/styles/MuiThemeProvider';
import MyAwesomeReactComponent from './MyAwesomeReactComponent';
const App = () => (
    <MyAwesomeReactComponent />
  <App />,


import React from 'react';
import RaisedButton from 'material-ui/RaisedButton';
const MyAwesomeReactComponent = () => (
  <RaisedButton label="Default" />
export default MyAwesomeReactComponent;

Please refer to each component's documentation page to see how they should be imported.


We have implemented a default theme to render all Material-UI components. Styling components to your liking is simple and hassle-free. This can be achieved in the following two ways:


There are 2 projects that you can look at to get started. They can be found in the examples folder. These projects are basic examples that show how to consume material-ui components in your own project. The first project uses browserify for module bundling and gulp for JS task automation, while the second project uses webpack for module bundling and building.

The source code for this documentation site is also included in the repository. This is a slightly more complex project that also uses webpack, and contains examples of every material-ui component. Check out the docs folder for build instructions.


The future plans and high priority features and enhancements can be found in the file.


Material-UI came about from our love of React and Google's Material Design. We're currently using it on a project at Call-Em-All and plan on adding to it and making it better. If you'd like to help, check out the docs folder. We'd greatly appreciate any contribution you make. :)


Thank you to BrowserStack for providing the infrastructure that allows us to test material-ui in real browsers.


This project is licensed under the terms of the MIT license

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