In this month’s Material Matters, the team of experts at Material Lab explores surfaces inspired by the beauty of nature. www.material-lab.co.uk
Otherworldly, eco-conscious designs by Hannah Williams
Designer Hannah Williams has created a collection of beautiful marbled wall and floor coverings. In the process, she has also saved a wealth of carpet from landfill. Discarded carpet, a ready-made flooring product, is given a new lease of life – alongside new properties – through her marbled silicon process. Waterproof and durable, this new hybrid material is also completely bespoke, as well as ecologically conscious.
Introducing Flowcrete, Material Lab’s latest partner
For over 30 years Flowcrete UK has been at the forefront of resin flooring technology, supplying innovative, fit-for-purpose solutions to transform floors into fully optimised assets that actively enhance a site’s aesthetics, safety, sustainability and cleanliness levels. With operations on six continents, Flowcrete’s aim is to transform environments with its innovative and quality resinous flooring formulations, including decorative epoxy, ultra-durable polyurethane, fast curing methyl methacrylate (MMA) and vinyl ester systems.
The Mineral Collection by Abigail Jennifer
The Mineral Collection is an eclectic mix of mathematically finished 3D forms that look ‘good enough to eat’. With biomimicry at their core, the designs focus on ‘perfect imperfections’ – inspired by horizontal lines, channels, streams and the distortion of any material form. The results are a stunning array of colours and textural effects, suitable for cutting-edge, contemporary projects.
Tektura celebrates natural appearances of concrete, stone and marble
In a new collection for 2017, Tektura explores the theme ‘natural surfaces’, focusing on concrete, stone and marble, combined with fine silk weaves, chunky hopsack and grasscloth. Timeless and versatile, the collection ranges from warm whites to deepest black. The durable vinyl is designed for commercial, hotel and healthcare interiors – mirroring the beauty of our natural surroundings indoors.