“Terrazzo is a composite material produced from layers of cement interspersed with chips of glass, marble, quartz, granite and other appropriate material. The invention of terrazzo can be traced to the 15th Century when Venetian artisans started to exploit construction residues to make highly resistant, low-cost surfaces principally used in flooring.”
The material was used everywhere from churches to municipal buildings, including decorative flooring at the Hoover Dam. But it’s not exactly sexy.
Industrial designers Stéphane Halmaï-Voisard and Philippe-Albert Lefebvre aim to change all that. The Swiss duo behind Terrazzo Project are using new technologies to create lightweight terrazzo furniture and custom interior applications.
We think it’s simply terrific.
Source: It’s Nice That