i keep seeing terrazzo everywhere, and especially all over in europe — cafe tables were covered in it, and we discovered it beneath our feet on several occasions. terrazzo is a material consisting of chips of marble or granite set in concrete and polished to give a smooth surface, created by Venetian construction workers as an affordable flooring material to surface the patios around their living quarters. it became popular again in the 1950-60’s when modernist architects began using terrazzo in their designs and now, i’m seeing it everywhere again. i like it — it’s got a cool, italian vibe, and it’s also kind of playful and whimsical, perhaps because it looks a little bit like confetti. makes sense then that it’s also showing up in products lately, too — everything from iphone cases to shower curtains and pencils. terrazzo is definitely having its moment.
• photo credits in order of appearance: iconist; interior junkie; bing bang nyc; skinny laminx; modern times coffee table; urban outfitters terrazzo shower curtain; Terrazzo Marble table, France, circa 1960 from 1st dibs; okdesign’s ‘confetti’ terrazzo boards; Marmoreal engineered marble, designed by British designer Max Lamb via miss moss; divisare; @ad_spain; white terrazzo Ipad cover by Woouf; urban outfitters terrazzo shower curtain; max lamb designed marmoreal via dzek; terrazzo iphone case; max lamb designed marmoreal via dzek; ferm living pillows; hay market pencils; max lamb designed marmoreal via dzek; maker and brothers max lamb marmoreal cheese board; more of max lamb’s marmoreal from dzek.