Material Matters

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In this month’s Material Matters, the team of experts at Material Lab focuses on surfaces
inspired by nature and materials that bring the external environment into our interiors.


1. Eve Campbell
Printed textile designer Eve Campbell captures the transient nature of surface and form of Scotland’s West Coast. Eve’s designs were inspired by the Scottish ‘tundra’ – with lichens and mosses growing on rocks and plants, revealing a delicate intricacy and demonstrating a resiliency to survive and thrive. The work creates surface pattern that is designed to exist in man-made environments and bring nature as an abstract form to people’s lives.

2. Innerspace Cheshire
Helping to deliver biophilic design solutions is Innerspace with its range of natural mosses. Made by hand in the company’s workshop in Cheshire, the real preserved moss can be adapted to different projects by adding other preserved plants and materials, such as bark or flowers. Another added benefit is that this amazing material does not need any maintenance or watering and won’t harbour insects or pests.

3. Buckingham
Inspired by the beauty of natural stone, Buckingham allows for stunning wall and floor finishes but with the durability and maintenance free characteristics of porcelain. The material is characterised with striking veins, which adds subtle detail to the overall aesthetic. Available in several sizes up to 1,200 x 1,200mm, the product is perfect for residential and commercial project alike.


4. Jessica Gray – Siam Botanicals
Siam Botanicals is inspired by Jessica’s experiences and memories of growing up in Bangkok and extensively visiting the country of Thailand. The project incorporates Buddhist architectural geometrics and textures with the flora and fauna of Thailand. The luxury interior collection consists of striking imagery and an intense use of colour and scale.