Material Matters

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In this month’s Material Matters, the team of experts at Material Lab explores surfaces
that marry cutting edge design with sustainability.

Gaétan Bobichon creates design-led lighting from recycled plastic bottles
Pet Lamps was born from Gaétan Bobichon’s desire to up-cycle and transform common everyday objects into functional products. Plastic bottles are cut into strips and thermoformed to create a unique recycled lighting solution. The Pet Lamps are currently available in red, dark blue and green but can be made from a wide range of pet bottles.

Reclaimed wine barrels from Pladec make for a invitingly tactile surface
Pladec recycled wine barrels offer an interesting and sustainable alternative to traditional flat wall panels. Offered in many different sizes and textures, this bespoke service allows you to create feature walls for your specification. Ideal for any feature area, Pladec wine barrels radiate character with the aged red wine subtly staining the surface.

Gleam from modulyss provides a luxury and indulgent aesthetic with commercial durability.
Made from ECONYL yarn, this exciting new range from modulyss blends dull and glossy yarns to create a chic and mysterious aesthetic. Gleam has been designed with commercial office environments and high-end hospitality in mind. The thick, soft finish broadlooms create a luxury feel, yet at class 33- LC5, making them suitable for heavy contract usage.

Ellie Morgan creates textural tessellations combining complementing coloured layers (Pictured)
Using coloured Jesmonite and resin, Ellie Morgan has created a range of surface finishes that aim to create a relationship between tactile and visual stimulation. Sporting a muted colour palette, these versatile products can be used in a variety of environments, from residential through to commercial.