Everything terrazo is new again
Recycled material has been reborn in brighter colours and often with bigger chips of stone for a fresher look
Terrazzo is back. The speckled floor material is having something of a renaissance — according to Pinterest, saves for terrazzo are up 316 per cent — but with a fresh, modern spin that pairs perfectly with clean and simple decor. The flecked material, as we know it, is centuries old, developed more than 500 years ago by Venetian workers as a way to use up discarded marble remnants, making it one of the first recycled products. Terrazzo is made of chips of marble, stone, glass, granite or other hard substances, set in cement or epoxy to bind it together and then polished to give it a smooth finish. It’s known to be durable, low-maintenance and easily customizable.
Add a splash of chic speckled style to your kitchen with an AZZO terrazzo board.
Brighten up the boudoir with colourful, speckled cotton bedding like this terrazzo duvet set from La Maison Simons.
Katie Gillies uses Jesmonite (an acrylic- and resin-based substance) that has been pigmented with added colourful flecks to create her terrazzo style coasters.
Toss a terrazzo print cushion like this Catalan throw pillow onto your sofa or bed for a look that is spot on.