Here at One We Made Earlier we work with interesting surfaces on a daily basis. From solid surfaces like Corian and Hanex, to cast surfaces and shapes made by hand in Jesmonite. It is always exciting to discover new surfaces and products to consider incorporating into our jewellery or design projects.
We visited the Surface Design Show last week at London's Business Design Centre. It was great to see some existing suppliers and also come across exciting new brands. Here are some highlights from the show.
Tessellate wall panels by Friends of Wilson
Bealstone Terrazo by Beal International
The multicoloured shards of glass really pop out on this terrazzo by Belgian company Beal International, creating an intriguing surface for use in design projects.
Moa board by Made Of Air
Within the show there was an area of experimental materials curated by trend and colour expert Sally Angharad. There, we spotted this intriguing carbon positive building material. The Made of Air material is made of 90% atmospheric carbon and can be shredded at end of life or reformed into new material. This could be an interesting material for interiors, the construction industry or furniture.
Yasmin Kiris - New talent section
It was nice to meet Yasmin who was working in a familiar material to us, Jesmonite. Yasmin's bold shapes and textures stood out for us and it will be interesting to see what directions her work takes after this platform.
Wreck by Bentu Design
Spotted on the Colour Hive stand, these wonderful materials were created in order to highlight the amount of waste produced by the busy ceramics industry in Chaozhou, China. The material mixes concrete with shards of broken ceramic to create new objects and surfaces giving them a new life.
We enjoyed the show and look forward to working with some of the companies we met in the future.