Material Matters

In this month’s Material Matters, the team at Material Lab explore a variation of surface applications for unique interior design solutions.

Ruth Parker’s decorative mirrors reflect high-quality craftsmanship

Ruth Parker

Ruth Parker is a contemporary designer working on the borders between craft and fine art. Her work has been commissioned and exhibited in the UK and abroad – both in its own right and integrated into luxury interior design and architecture. Specialising in creating bespoke mirrored panels that combine quality craftsmanship with innovative design, Parker has developed a unique production process, which allows reflective surfaces to be beautifully decorated.

Johnson Tiles combines the textures and colours of natural materials for contemporary results

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Johnson Tiles, the UK’s leading manufacturer and importer of ceramic and porcelain tiles, has reinforced its Absolute collection as the contemporary range of choice with the addition of Baseline. The textures and colours of natural materials, such as limestone and rich terracotta, inspire the range. Its earthy tones can be blended for unique yet elegant design schemes. Available in six neutral shades, Baseline comes in four modular sizes with coordinating mosaic and skirting options, and a Natural finish.

Soundtect orchestrates perfect harmony through ambience and design

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Soundtect manufactures a superb selection of Class A recycled, sustainable acoustic panels to address reverberation in the modern environment. The 3D acoustic panels provide the perfect backdrop to a noisy restaurant or hotel lobby, as well as offices. In addition to visual impact, they bring a guarantee to improve speech audibility and the control of excessive noise, resulting in the perfect balance between ambience and design.

Modulyss takes a modern approach to creating interiors with vintage charm


Patchwork adds a gentle touch of authentic vintage charm to any interior setting. Six rich colour variations create a warm and welcoming atmosphere that inspires both elegance and sophistication. Allowing for mix-and-match options thanks to the crisscrossing design of the Pattern collection, alongside a consideration for all the requirements of hotel and office spaces, the range is perfectly suited to intensive use – seamlessly combining strong aesthetics with function.