With the increase of raw materials and the emergence of technologically advanced surfaces, interior designers are left with plenty of options to choose from. This type of materials is becoming quite trendy due to their high-quality and natural beauty. They also have a timeless character to them and are rather sustainable to the environment and they will also grant the ultimate touch to contemporary decor, no matter the color palette or design style.
The notion of high-quality materials walks hand in hand when one uses raw materials. These are the foundation with which all artisans work, and above all, the context, they are irregular and rough and instead of being highly finished they are rather handworked and weathered. From marble to iron, coal, cotton, hand-thrown terracotta, galvanised steel, Baltic granite and natural woods, there are numerous raw materials that will help you create the most exquisite interior design spaces as well as furniture designs, lighting pieces and home accessories.
It is a unique aesthetic designed to engage all senses beyond the visual, for example, texture stone demands to be touched while raw wood has a soft lingering scent and patinated brass has a warmth that comes from age. These materials bring durability and have a sustainable quality that is increasingly important for consumers.
“Simplicity in making and materials informs our design. We take things out rather than add things on as we develop a product. It’s about including only what is integral and essential. We believe that having just the essential is a more peaceful way to live.” – Gearoid Muldowney, designer
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