THE PATTERN – SEDIMENT
Designers pay homage to the study of geology in the creation of granulated and textured patterns for ceramics, packing and furniture. Both man-made and organic patterns directly reference organic mineral processes, including salt staining, marbling and corroded surfaces. These textures are applied to a variety of materials, from stone to paper patterns, to create delicately sedimented surfaces.
1. MIRROR OBJECTS BY PETTERSEN & HEIN
Pigment-dyed cement creates the illusion of layered sedimentary rock in this piece by Copenhagen-based design duo Pettersen & Hein.
2. CAIRN BY STUDIO GUILLAUME DELVIGNE
Delvigne’s Cairn stool for ToolsGalerie is formed from travertine with black resin, giving the impression of aged sedimentary stone.
3. NIM TABLE BY PINCH
The hand-finished, man-made Jesmonite table mimics the colouring and texture of natural stone.
4. BUBBLEGRAPHY BY ODDNESS
The haphazard marble effect created by the Dutch design studio on this range of unique vases is achieved by blowing bubbles into the ceramic glaze.
5. CALICO FOR MAST
Brooklyn-based bespoke wallpaper company Calico’s recent collaboration with Mast was a celebration of the craft chocolatier’s Sea Salt collection. Calico developed a specially modified salt resist technique to create marbled packaging for each chocolate bar in the range, reflecting the exact salt varieties used in Mast’s recipes.
6. MURMUR PACKAGING DESIGN BY FIELD
Latvian design agency Field has used naturally formed surfaces as the inspiration for its packaging and branding designs for personal care label Murmur.