Trends – Best of the Terrazzo Interiors Trend

January 31, 2017

Image: Cafe Kitsune by Anne Van Assche

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So this trend has been slowly building for over a year now, quietly sitting and biding it’s time as the counterpoint to marble, and I reckon it’s going to be everywhere come summer so today I thought I’d turn my attention to beautiful terrazzo. The current trend seemed to start with Max Lamb creating a showcase of the material for interior use and it’s slowly being used for pattern in homewares that are accessible to you and I. There were elements of terrazzo in Normann, Copenhagen’s Daily Fiction range of accessible design products last year and Danish powerhouse of style Ferm Living are just about to launch some terrazzo pattern in their kids range this month, and you know that if the stylish Scandi’s are bringing it,  it’s going to be a thing soon. Hell, even even The Wall Street Journal  are calling it for Terrazzo this year, it’s coming folks, mark my (amongst others) words. I love everything about terrazzo and have been waiting for enough products on the market to share with you, this runs the gamut from £4.59 to £800 so there’s something for every budget but most are in the highly accessible price bracket. Some of the examples I list are a cross over between splatter patterns (in abstract) and true terrazzo, some use a modern method of dried paint over precious stone (actually I’m thinking of making a d.i.y item using this method so watch this space for the practicalities!)  but what all of these items have in common is a chaotic and very beautiful sensibility. Enjoy!

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Image: OK Design

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My Terrazzo Wishlist:

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I am so in love with terrazzo, I love it’s variation and the unique combinations of colour, I love that it was designed as a hard-wearing and cheap alternative to natural stone and that it often embodies the aesthetics of both modernism and brutalism but with added glamour. Items clockwise: 1. Piccadilly matt, £18.00 Loris & Livia  2. Confetti colorful terrazzo coffee table By Fish and Pink,  890.00 at Crowdy House 3. Ruler Triangle space stone light, £9.90 Normann, Copenhagen 4. Blue Terrazzo Knot Bean bag, €120.00, launching soon at Ferm Living 5. Carrara Teapot, £30 Oliver Bonas.

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It was massively the thing in interiors (particularly public or communal spaces)  from the early to mid twentieth century and fits in perfectly among any kind of Art Deco to Mid-Century inspired theme. It’s made by mixing small parts of semi precious stone, such as marble and resin, with concrete and polishing the surface to reveal pattern. Clockwise from top left: 1. Spotted Cast Iron Candle Holder, €14.00 at Ferm Living 2. Oskar necklace, £50 by One we Made Earlier 3. Terrazzo Plant Pot, £45.00 Barüch at Trouva 4. Notepad space stone dark, £12.90 from Normann, Copenhagen 5. Daysign Terrazzo stool, POA Serax through Clippings.

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I love the ethos behind this material, producing something of luxury with more than a little chic but on a budget, cutting corners stylishly if you will.  The modern trend, as a counterpoint to the much used marble, is more colourful than traditional terrazzo and as we are all about colour round here I love it all the more for it.  Clockwise from top left: 1. Confetti terrazzo boards, €24.00, OK DESIGN through Restored 2. Terrazzo Wallpaper – Rose, €72.00 coming soon to Ferm Living  3. Terrazzo Contrast bangle, £9.50 Oliver Bonas   4. Killian Terrazzo shower curtain, $39 American Urban Outfitters. 5. Rose terrazzo serving plate, £45 by Serax.

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It is so adaptable to style, used liberally or as a small accent Terrazzo is an iconic material to incorporate into any home decor. What do you think?  Clockwise from top left:  1. Holy Granite wallpaper, from £31 per sq m, Nothing Can Go Wrng range, Photowall  2. Marmoreal white board by Max Lamb, £250 at Makers & Brothers 3. Ettore table lamp, £40 Oliver Bonas 4. Marmoreal black board by Max Lamb, £250 at Makers & Brothers.

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Whilst it’s been on my radar since I saw an episode of Grand Designs years ago in a converted cinema, I find that, I am appreciating its presence out and about more and more this year – see The Barbican, London for a classic example of its use. Do you like terrazzo/ How would you use it in your home? Let me know in the comments below. Clockwise from top left: 1. Ferm Living – Porcelain Ornament, Black Splash, £4.50 Dot Maison  2. Sevak Zargarian Porcelain Bowl | Grey/Orange, £60, The Maker Place 3. File Holder space stone light,  £19.90, Normann, Copenhagen  4. Pocket diary by Els & Nels, £15.99 from Trouva. 5. Terrazzo platter, from £12.50 TwentyTwentyOne.

 

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