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The Product Showcase archive of Surfaces Reporter showcases the highly innovative and aesthetically beautiful products of famous architects and designers and gives you the opportunity to know what's new and what's hot. It's a great resource to connect with elite architects and designers worldwide.

It's altogether the process of bringing a product to market and overseeing its overall success starting from Small business; Medium to large business.

The blogs in this section features latest and trending products along with the features to improve the consumer’s understanding of the product along with providing product’s functions to its benefits.

MIT Researchers Build a Passive Cooling System to Supplement Air Conditioning in Buildings

A team of researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has come up with an innovative system that offers a way to use passive cooling to preserve food crops and supplement conventional air conditioners in buildings without using power.

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Fish Scales Repurposed into Stone-like Tiles | Scalite

Made entirely from fish scales, Scalite is a renewable byproduct of the fishing and aquaculture industries.

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Designer turns Production Waste into Beautiful, Useful Furniture | Lilla Snaland Stool

The seat of the neat and functional stool is formed with 14 waste pieces of birch heartwood and three stable legs.

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Is there a Technology to Make Roads Pothole-Free? | GridMats

GridMats are made from recycled polypropylene waste such as plastic chairs, buckets and any hard plastics that are used in automobiles, and can be used in the construction of roads.

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A Solution for Carbon-Neutral Concrete is Here | Seratech

Sam Draper and Barney Shanks, material researchers and PhD students at the Imperial College London, recently created a solution for carbon-neutral concrete called Seratech. Low-cost and easy to scale,

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This Inexpensive Construction Method can Build a House in 15 minutes | IFFF

The impact of the housing crisis is weighing on several countries. The UN estimates that by 2030 we will need to construct nearly 96,000 affordable homes each day to inhabit 3 billion people with adequate housing needs.

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Miracle Material Breaks Solar Power World Record; Exceeds 30% Efficiency Barrier | Perovskite

For the first time, researchers have developed a solar cell that can pass a 30 per cent efficiency barrier. Researchers at TNO, TU Eindhoven, imec and TU Delft, partners in Solliance collaboratively pushed the conversion efficiency of tandem solar cells.

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Paper and Thread Intertwine to Create a Reshaping Lighting Design | Paperwork

Frederik Gustav, a Copenhagen-based design studio, recently introduced a lighting installation created out of light-diffusing paper screens that are held together by fine threads. Named Paperwork.

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Peca brings forth Volcanic Stone’s Natural Textures and Qualities through Petra Table

Led by designer Caterina Moretti, Mexican design studio Peca recently launched its monolithic table which is made entirely from black volcanic stone.

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ChopValue Converts Used Chopsticks into Statement Furniture

Along with other waste generated in the world, chopsticks too contribute to waste globally. Chopsticks have been one of the preferred dining utensils for more than 5,000 years now.

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3D Clay Printed Stools that Conserves Marine Ecosystem | Tidal Stool

Centered on two different ecologies – anthropocentric and natural environment – to unanimously bring them together rather than separating them through an artificial intervention, the Tidal Stool is an artistic creation by Robotic Fabrication Lab HKU. Know more on SURFACES REPORTER (SR).

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Designer Creates Artistic Lampshades that Mimic Pencil Shavings | Nanako Kume

Tokyo-based designer Nanako Kume has launched a delightful pendant light series of wood. Drawing inspiration from the scraps that are left from sharpening pencils, Kume has designed the pendant lights out of large blocks of wood.

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Customize this Colourful Furniture Made from Surplus Felt | Stackabl

Stackabl has come up with a creative process that involves designers and castoff materials from manufacturers by creating an intersection of design and available resources. A new form of design that plays with possibilities, Canadian design studio Stacklab and Maison Gerard has developed a creative

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Fologram Uses Paperbark Tree as an Art Medium and a Building Material | Barkitecture

Now we all know that holograms are 3D images created out of laser lights, which appear to have more depth than images formed from lenses. However, in a first, a group of scientists has developed the world’s thinnest hologram.

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Discarded Fishing Nets Get Altered into 3D-Printed Chair | Kelp Collection

Human civilization has constantly depended on the oceans and their life forms. And in this, this very civilization has adversely affected each part of the planet over the years.

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This Plant-Based Plastic Screen Fashions a Play of Light and Privacy | Gradient Curve Screen

A platform to create circular and customisable interior furniture and architectural finishes, Aectual designed a plant-based plastic screen with its partner House of DUS. The Gradient Curve Screen by House of DUS for Aectual is a semi-transparent screen.

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Tipstudio Creates Alchemy of Metal Waste and Material Hybridization | Secondo Fuoco

An experimental material research with a sartorial and sensorial approach through an emotional implication is the result of Tipstudio’s recent slags and bronze collection.

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To Grow a Building Uses Seed, Soil and Roots as Building Material to Create Living Architecture

The possibility of living in a world full of buildings designed out of 3D printed living materials will soon be a reality. Courtesy of a performative lab space To Grow a Building that uses 3D printing technology in real time to create live structures.

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Researchers Develop Low-Cost, Super-Elastic Earthquake Resistant Braces | HBRB

Researchers at IIT Delhi recently invented low-cost super elastic buckling restrained braces that can reportedly improve the protection of buildings from earthquakes.

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Researchers 3D Print Soil to Create Walls, Roofs Teemed with Plants

A method of 3D printing with seed-impregnated soil which can be used to create walls and roofs heaving with plants has been recently invented by a group of researchers at the University of Virginia (UVA). Here is a detailed report on SURFACES REPORTER (SR).

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Discarded Fire Hoses and Terracotta Blocks get Repurposed into Outdoor Furniture | Local Works Studio

Using reclaimed waste materials from the building’s construction, Local Works Studio recently created a range of outdoor furnishings for the Amanda Levete-designed Maggie’s Centre in Southampton.

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Made from 100% Recycled Post-Consumer Plastics, This Outdoor Seating Offers Endless Configurations | H-Bench

With their recent innovation, Studio Segers has figured out a way to turn household plastic waste into something that is not only environmentally friendly but is also usable.

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MIT Researchers Discover a Method to Make Metal Stronger and Lighter | Recrystallization

Metal can be easily altered into an end number of shapes that can be used for different purposes through casting, machining, rolling and forging. However, each of these methods affects the sizes and shapes of the tiny crystalline grains

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Design your own Furniture With these Modular Block Systems | Blokaloks

Today, many products are designed keeping in mind the lifestyle preferences of consumers. Products are evolving and with more ergonomic features. Not only are they modest and modular but also portable.

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Art Movements Inspire these Recycled Paper Pulp Modular Lamps | U/V Collection

London-based Palefire Studio recently launched a group of sculptural lamps that are made from modular paper pulp. Encapsulating the glory of historical art and design movements, the U/V Collection is based on U and V shapes. Know more about the project on SURFACES REPORTER (SR).

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Researchers Develop Smart Cement with Graphene-Coated Sand

A group of scientists from China, the USA and the UK has reportedly proposed a novel approach to create smart cement in the Construction and Building Materials journal.

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Solar Panels Infused with Algae Can Generate Oxygen, Biomass, and Absorb Carbon | Greenfluidics

Mexican startup Greenfluidics has taken a step forward toward sustainability by creating a solar biopanel that will help to slow climate change and generate clean energy and air. Founded in 2018,

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A Facade of Bird Nests

In close collaboration with Treehotel and Swedish ornithologist Ulf Öhman, the new BIG-designed hotel room Biosphere will bring 350 bird houses to the renowned hotel. Suspended in the Harads pines, BIG’s experiential design is the eighth hotel room on the property and seeks to enhance the surroundin

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Light Kitchen Hood Bags Good Design Award 2021

Light Kitchen Extracter Hood has ultra-compact 10cm high suction element and comes with a Multi-Air technology that allows the suction power to be distributed between several small motors guaranteeing the same suction efficiency but within an extremely reduced volume

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Luxury Boutique Facade Composed of 3D Printed Ceramic Tiles and Red Bricks - Produced in House at the Architecture Firm

According to the studio, The four and a half metre high plinth consists of three columns and an architrave. The shopping window is pushed back, creating a deep reveal. At street level, the facade is cladded in large 3d-ceramic-printed tiles

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A Facade in Kerala Inspired by Tetris Game

Material: The firm used laterite as building blocks since it is locally and easily available. The design team created curves on concrete and laterite structures to give a unique touch.

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Why Should Lift Lobbies Be Boring? - Luxury Mosaic Flooring Transforms the Lift Lobby

This is a lift looby which provided the architect with an ample opportunity to create a magnificient first impression as soon as one enters.

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Made of 20 kg Plastic Waste, Peggy Chair Explores a Circular Design Model | Space Available X DJ Peggy Gou

Followed by China, Indonesia is the world’s second-largest contributor to ocean plastic, where 10 per cent of the 6.8 million ton of generated plastic waste is recycled.

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AquiPor Develops a Porous Pavement that Absorbs Rainwater and Prevents Flooding | AquiDrain

Water logging and flooding in cities are a common sight these days. To curb this problem, various technologies including infrastructural strategies have been implemented. But flooding from rainfall is still on the rise in urban developments.

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First Renewable Plant-Based Resin to Offer Aesthetic Interior Solutions | Meba Bioresine

In a quest to build avant-garde materials that would serve the purpose of functionality and sustainability, Meba has created a plant-based resin. With the help of raw and renewable materials from agricultural and food industries such as oils and corn processing residues.

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Yair Neuman Highlights Eyewear Industry Waste by Transforming Lens Waste into Lamps | Lens Light

London-based designer Yair Neuman has explored ways to minimize the environmental impact of things around us. Exploring sustainable design practices, Neuman collaborated with eyewear brand Cubitts to create a designer lighting solution.

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Designer Uses Recycled Newspaper to Create Sturdy Bricks and Furniture | PaperBricks

Designer WooJai Lee has invented a whole new range of bricks and furniture that is made out of recycled paper. Although Lee wasn’t fond of nature, seeing the lush green nature around him while growing up in New Zealand unknowingly influenced him.

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Designer Creates Soundproof Tiles from Wood Waste and Cocoa Husks | HexBix Tiles

Award-winning British designer and the founder of Less is Better, Henry Swanzy is known for creating aesthetically pleasing, functional alternatives to mass-produced products.

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Designer Curbs Himalayan Wildfires by Creating Homeware Using Pine Needles | Cheer Project | SR Decor

With the aim to create a sustainable future, industrial designer and material researcher Gaurav MK Wali initiated the Cheer Project – a plan to reimagine product design in ways that are not only sensible for the environment but are also aesthetically appealing and usable.

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Honext Reuses Cellulose Fibres from Waste Paper to Create Construction Boards

Honext, a Barcelona-based startup, has developed a sustainable construction board material that is made out of a combination of enzymes and cellulose which is sourced from waste streams of paper production. Know more on SURFACES REPORTER (SR).

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Designer Adapts Rock Formation Process to Create Tiles Made out of Household Plastic Waste | Plastic Stone Tiles

For her bachelor’s degree at the Koln International School of Design, student designer Enis Akiev created a material from plastic waste by exposing it to processes that are similar to a rock formation.

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Researchers Develop Vaulted Flooring that Uses 75% less Concrete

Today concrete is the world’s most widely consumed building material. Its production, therefore, contributes more than 7 per cent of the global CO2 emissions. To control this rising emission.

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IIT-R Researchers Create Cement-Free Paver Blocks Using Polythene Waste Bags

A cement-free wall tile from waste polythene has been recently developed by the Indian Institute of Technology-Roorkee (IIT-R) in association with a Roorkee-based engineering service unit YB Scientific R&D Solutions.

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University of Tokyo Scientists Develop Mechanically Robust Plastic that can Self-Heal

A recent study from the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) informs that more than 90 per cent of plastic is not recycled in the world.

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Mussel Shell-Made Bio-Glass with Old London Terracotta Chimney Patterns Embellishes Building Facades | Thames Glass

London architecture studio Bureau de Change recently fabricated a range of patterned tiles using Thames Glass. Created by artist Lulu Harrison, who is also a student on the Material Futures masters.

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Natural Sciences and Design Combine to Form Mycelium Chair | MYCOsella - Growing the Mycelium Chair

A research-driven dissertation project by Natalia Piorecka takes a closer look at mycelium as a living organism that is able to digest agricultural waste and bind it by acting as a natural glue.

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100 per cent Natural Glass Made of Wood Ash and Sea Shells for the Next Generation | From the Ashes

Thanks to its seemingly endlessly recycled property, glass is often considered a sustainable product. However, the raw materials involved in it demand unmanageable energy consumption.

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Can Wind Digester on Facades Produce Clean Energy to light up the Skyscrapers? SR Question

The spatial pressure on cities has been increasing day by day as the world continues to urbanise. Urbanization has led buildings to rise higher and higher. A report by SURFACES REPORTER (SR)

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Student Designs Unique Furniture Out of Beer Waste | Beerterial

An alternative to conventional materials, Beerterial aims at showcasing the possibilities of developing everyday objects from beer production waste. Product designer Nisan Caglayan has focused his work on material experiments with spent grains in combination with natural binders with a view to possi

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Student Creates Generative Furniture from Wooden Leftovers | regrowth

A unique exploration connecting computational design and the use of leftover materials within the forestry industry led to the birth of regrowth. The project by Simon Gehrung for his Industrial Design Course studies the evolved geometries that take advantage of their formal and constructive properti

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How to Clean Stone Surfaces | SURFACES REPORTER Guide

Stone countertops can enhance the look of your kitchen by making them look more expensive. Countertops of concrete, granite, limestone, marble, quartz, or soapstone are an excellent choice for durability. Here are some ideas compiled by SURFACES REPORTER to keep them shiny and clean forever.

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8 Types of Carpets You Should Be Adding To Your Home | SURFACES REPORTER Home Update

When it comes to interior decoration, carpets offer a lot of advantages. The cushiony surface tends to absorb sounds and make the floor less noisy to walk on. SURFACES REPORTER complies a list of the kind of carpets you must use in your dwelling.

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PVC 3D Panels by Black Cobra

Transform your interior space with the stunning range of decorative 3D Wall panels, uniquely crafted, with inspiration drawn from nature.

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Assemble this Ergonomic Stool, Made from Chocolate Factory Waste, without Screws or Nails | OO Stool X Plasticiet

56 Hours studio introduced its limited edition OO Stool which is made of a single material – plastic waste sourced from a chocolate factory. In collaboration with Rotterdam-based Plasticiet, a company that produces materials.

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Designer Uses Coffee Waste to Design Homeware Products | SR Decor

A disconnection between her work as a furniture designer-maker and her personal values nudged Sarah Christensen to drift toward sustainable practice. By juggling the art of designing with her core values, Wales-based Christensen decided to create homeware products from coffee waste.

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Demolished Bricks and Concrete Intertwine to Form Custom Designed Products | A Waste Epiphany | SR Decor

The construction industry is the largest waste producer in the Netherlands followed by demolition waste. Netherland-based studio A Waste Epiphany seeks to reduce the negative environmental impacts of construction waste by upcycling two of the most abundant waste materials in the industry.

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Old Fuselages from Carlsberg Beer Production Gets Fabricated into Chic Furniture | BeMo Cph

To create original and functional designs with an aesthetic focus and sustainable precision, BeMo Cph creates simple and beautiful furniture that is easy to assemble, reversible and sustainable.

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Researchers Aim to Save Marine Ecosystem by Creating Masonry Blocks from Concentrated Salt | Bau.Salz

Researchers at the Bauhaus University Weimar in Germany have demonstrated the potential of concentrated salt through Bau.Salz. When drinking water is obtained by desalination, a highly concentrated salt brine is produced as a waste product.

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Researchers Turn Agricultural Waste Into Ecofriendly Bricks To Solve Rural Housing Crisis Bio-Brick

India’s first bio-brick based building made out of agro waste has been recently inaugurated at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Hyderabad. Touted to be a design of Wealth from Waste.

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A Plastic-Like Material Said to Be Stronger Than Steel 2DPA-1

With the help of novel polymerization process, MIT chemical engineers have reportedly created a new material that is stronger than steel and as light as plastic, and can be easily manufactured in large quantities.

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Designer Recycles Plastic Water Bottle Caps to Design Modular Outdoor Furniture | Base Plastic

Designed by industrial designer Binsar Priandika, the Base Plastic project offers a range of outdoor products that can withstand years of use. The project aims to create public furniture by using recycled plastic waste which is durable.

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Mater Design Launches Ocean Collection by Transforming Marine Polluters into Green Plastics

As we are facing a global recycling crisis with waste plastics filling the oceans and being dumped carelessly on land and blown or washed into the sea, Danish design brand Mater Design has taken action in regards to improving the environment.

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X Rays and Global Influences Inspired Minimal Furnishing and Wallpapers by Momenti

Available in India through Ottimo, Momenti’s Crazy Paper – now renamed Tailor Covering – comes with a technical decorative coating in fiberglass or acoustic polyester. Reliable, modern and adapting to every need, the technical covering fabrics can cover any surface.

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EGGER’s PRO Flooring Collection 2021+ Offers Realistic Textures and is Safe, Long-Lasting

The PRO Flooring Collection 2021+ by EGGER encompasses the success of the brand’s current offering, the upgraded products, on-trend decors, realistic textures and a new flexible installation system.

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3D Printed Lamp with Natural Filaments by ZM Design Lab is Fun and Interactive | Puddy

A combination of two words, paddy and buddy, form the name of this adorable desk lamp by ZM Design Lab. The design aesthetics of Puddy recalls the iconic conical hat that Southeast Asian farmers wear.

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Stool Made from Electronics Production Waste Saves Space at Work | Flex Perch Stool

The latest addition to its Flex collection, Steelcase Asia Pacific has introduced Flex Perch Stool, which is a series of mobile furniture that gives users greater control over how and where they work.

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Hiroshima University Researchers Create World’s First LED from Waste Rice Husks

A team of researchers from the Natural Science Centre for Basic Research and Development, Hiroshima University recently published their findings on finding a scalable method to fabricate quantum dots that have been developed in a way to recycle rice husks.

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Earth Tatva Artistically Transforms Post-Industrial Waste into Homeware Products | SR Decor

Fascinated with the idea of turning waste into a valuable resource, National Institute of Design (NID) student Shashank Nimkar established Earth Tatva. During his industrial visit to Khurja – a major ceramic production hub in India – he witnessed heaps of ceramic industrial .

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Heliograf Fashions Fish-Shaped Soy Sauce Packets into Pop Art Lamps

Inspired by the fish-shaped soy sauce packets which are served with sushi in many sushi shops around the world, designers Jeffrey Simpson and Angus Ware of Heliograf launched a range of LED lamps shaped like these packets.

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3D Printed Mycelium Column Made From Waste Coffee Cups Can Replace Concrete | Blast Studio

A new method of 3D printing with mycelium – the vegetative root of fungi – has been developed by London-based Blast Studio. Also known as shiro, mycelium is an underground network of fungal threads or hyphae.

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Bioplastic Made of Forest and Farm Waste Locks in Carbon for Centuries | Made of Air

Germany-based Made of Air has developed a bioplastic that is derived from brunt plants and forestry and farm waste that possesses multiple uses such as furniture, home decor and even building facades.

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CarbiCrete Creates Negative Emission Concrete by Using Steel Slag Instead of Cement

Concrete is one the most abundantly used man-made material on Earth. Nearly 70 per cent of the world’s population resides in buildings made out of concrete. And with that, concrete gets produced more and more as each year passes by. However, concrete is catastrophic to the environment.

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Colourful Bricks Made from 90% Construction Waste without using Kiln Firing | K-Briq

Gabriela Medero, a professor of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering at Scotland’s Heriot-Watt University, took matters into her own hands when she realised we have been using the clay-fired bricks for centuries which are now causing significant environmental problems.

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Architect Upcycles Textile Waste into Decorative Bricks | FabBRICK

Despite being known for glitz and glamour, the fashion industry is one of the leading polluters. A report from the UN Environment Programme suggests that the fashion industry alone is responsible for an estimated 8 per cent of global carbon emissions, with 92 million ton of solid waste.

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Hemp-Based Rebar as Strong as Steel can Offer Greener and Long-Lasting Structures | Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

A rebar as strong as steel for construction made from hemp stalk and bioplastic would soon be a possibility as a team of researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) are developing a composite reinforcing material.

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Student Creates Pavement Made of Recycled Tyres that Self-Heals When it Rains | Rubber Pavement

Mexican student Israel Antonio Briseno Carmona has come up with a brilliant idea to repair roads with rains, ironically the thing that damages roads the most. The national James Dyson Award winner has come up with a rubber road that repairs itself when it rains.

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Weather-reliant Colour Changing Roof Tiles Regulates Interior Temperature | X-Tile

Student of the Polytechnic University of Turin, Manuel Ibba has created a roof tile concept that changes colour when the temperature reaches 20o C. Titled X-Tile, the roof tile possesses the ability to reflect light.

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Harry Peck Mitigates Abandoned Surfboards Wastage by Upcycling it into Furniture | Wave Cycle

Every year nearly 16,000 cheap polystyrene bodyboards are abandoned on UK beaches often after a single-use. Although surfing is an exciting sport, it comes at an environmental cost. These abandoned boards add to the plastic in the oceans, which eventually endangers the marine ecosystem.

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Krill Design Creates World’s First Lamp Made From Orange Peels | Ohmie Lamp

Known for creating products within a 100 per cent circular and sustainable process, Milan-based design studio Krill Design has released its range of the world’s first circular design lamps made from orange peels.

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ecoBirdy Repurposes Post-Consumer Plastic Toys into Terrazzo-Styled Furniture

Building upon the popularity of its children’s furniture, Belgian studio ecoBirdy has launched its first-ever collection intended for grown-ups. Comprising the Richard Armchair and the Judy Side Table..

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Designer Andreu Carulla Turns Expanded Polystyrene Food Transportation Boxes into Stools | RR201

Part of a series commissioned by three-Michelin-starred El Celler de Can Roca in Girona for Roca Recicla, RR201 is polystyrene stools designed by Spanish designer Andreu Carulla.

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Shell Waste is Used to Create an Eco-Friendly Alternative to Concrete | Sea Stone by Studio newtab-22

Composed of discarded seashell powder and natural, non-toxic ingredients such as sand, mineral soil and so on, Sea Stone is a sustainable material that features solid, hard and textural properties of stone and concrete.

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Natural Sea Remnants Adorn Acqua Alta Furniture Collection by Designer Federico Rosa | SR Decor

“We are used to the water, but are not ready for it,” states product designer and photographer Federico Rosa. Reflecting the side effects of high tide, which are commonly referred as acqua alta in Italy’s Veneto region in Venice, Rosa has created a furniture collection by incorporating.

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Layer X Raeburn Transforms Recycled Parachute Material into Sustainable Furniture

The result of an extended collaboration between Benjamin Hubert’s UK-based design agency Layer and Christopher Raeburn’s fashion studio Raeburn is the exploration of recycled parachute material.

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ECOncrete Builds Environmentally Sound Concrete Blocks to Enhance Marine Biodiversity | COASTALOCK

Other than water, concrete is one of the highly used substances in today’s time. Alongside roads and building structures, nearly 70 per cent of the world’s man-made marine structures such as jetties, breakwaters, harbour walls and sea defences are built with concrete.

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Coffee, Beer Leftovers Modernized into Senilia Lampshades Collection | Highsociety

Highsociety has designed a one-of-a-kind lampshades collection that is made from the by-product of beer production and coffee roasting. The Senilia collection is the outcome of coffee silverskin (the peal of the coffee bean) and spent grains.

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A Lamp and Seed Germinator by Benditas Studio | Brot

Benditas Studio has incredibly merged two products that usually have separate utility, adding new value to both. Brot has a double function: it’s a lamp, which creates a warm and cosy atmosphere, and it’s a novel way to grow your own food.

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StoneCycling Transforms Pulverized Mineral Demolition Debris into New Masonry Units

With the aim of developing high-end sustainable materials and decrease the world waste streams, StoneCycling has designed a brick to reduce the environmental footprint. Tom van Soest and Ward Massa together formed StoneCycling to launch WasteBasedBrick.

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Furniture Design Crafted from Eelgrass Beautify the Sustainable Goal of Momentum Collection | David Thulstrup

Architect and designer David Thulstrup has explored the possibility of eelgrass through a limited edition Momentum Collection comprising four designs – a Low Table, High Table, Podium and Screen. Encapsulating the essence of sense, each of the four designs is integrated.

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Highsociety Creates A Lighting Collection Made of Plant-Based Leftovers | Highlight Collection

In response to an ever-growing demand for a sustainable future, sustainable design practice Highsociety launched its Highlight collection. Crafted from materials such as hemp, wine and tobacco which belong to psychoactive substances,

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Robotic Manufacturing Mutates Leftover Wood into Elegant Chairs | Computational Log Chair

A case study of experimenting around leftover materials from the wood industry through an interconnection of 3D scanning, computational design and robotic manufacturing led to the inception of New Sources. Designed by product designer Matthias Gschwendtner, the Computational Log Chair .

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Bentu Design Upgrades Smashed, Wasted Daily-Use Ceramics into Decorative Bricks

The rapid development of the ceramic industry in the eastern Guangdong province of China led to an increase in the amount of ceramic waste in Chaozhou – which is known to supply nearly 70 per cent of the total daily-use ceramic commodity for the world. Making it the world’s largest daily-use ceramic

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World’s First Multipurpose Concrete Block Made from Recycled and Unrecyclable Plastic | ByFusion Global

ByFusion Global recently introduced ByBlock, a concrete block that is an alternative building material that uses hard-to-recycle plastic. According to the Los Angeles-based start-up, “ByBlock is the first construction-grade building material made entirely from recycled.

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Hong Kong Experiences Household Plastic Waste Transformed into Community Furniture | HIR Studio

A couple of years ago when Hong Kong-based HIR Studio had been invited to redesign the interiors of Sha Tin Town Hall, the design studio noticed the soul of the city – River Shing Mun – had been polluted from plastic waste.

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Biodegradable Concrete Blocks that Promotes Biodiversity in Cities | Green Charcoal Bricks

Construction activities including concrete are responsible for about 8 per cent to 15 per cent of the world’s carbon dioxide emissions. The building industry, hence, continues to be one of the largest contributors to global warming and climate change.

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World’s First Eco-Friendly Tiles Made from Eggshells | CArrele Collection by Elaine Yan Ling Ng

British-Chinese textile designer and weaver, and Swiss design studio Nature Squared’s new chief innovator Elaine Yan Ling Ng’s CArrele tile series set a perfect example of eco-friendly and responsibly sourced sustainable natural waste materials

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CarbonCure Helps Concrete Producers Add CO2 to Concrete to Reduce Carbon Footprint

Upon receiving his Masters in Engineering degree from McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, Rob Niven attended the United Nations summit on climate change. The meeting got him thinking about ways to reduce carbon emissions.

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Student Creates Solar Panels from Crop Waste to Generate Energy without Sunlight | AuReus

One of the major drawbacks of solar panels is its ineffectiveness on a cloudy day. However, electrical engineering student Carvey Ehren Maigue has been developing a sustainable solution to this problem through AuReus.

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HempWood: A Sustainable, Versatile Wood Alternative that is Harder than American Hardwood

Fibonacci owner Greg Wilson has developed HempWood, an American-produced wood material made from a fast-growing agricultural product. A premier wood substitute that has the smallest ecological footprint compared to lumber alternative, HempWood is an alternative to wood .

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Romani Saccani Architects’ Foliage Rugs Summarize Beauty of Leaves and Seasons | Carpet Edition

Inspired by the changing colours of the seasons, architects Michele Romani and Mauro Saccani designed their vision of Foliage rugs, which is the latest collection produced by Carpet Edition. With the idea of encapsulate the beauty of leaves, these four rugs make up the product line.

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MIT Chemical Engineers Create Plastic-like Material Stronger than Steel

With the help of novel polymerization process, MIT chemical engineers have reportedly created a new material that is stronger than steel and as light as plastic, and can be easily manufactured in large quantities.

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Flooring for Senior Homes | SR Idea Book

People aged above 60 have a tendency to fall due to their bodily changes. Every year, 1 out of 4 aging adults fall on floors according to Centres for Disease and Prevention (CDC) out of which at least 20% end up with joint or head injuries.

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Hogar Controls Introduces Smart, Multi-functional Control Panels | Prima+ Series

Leading IoT firm Hogar Controls Inc, that picked Hyderabad for setting up its R&D and assembling unit in 2019, recently announced the launch of its all new range of Prima+ Smart Touch Panel series. With a design-first approach and as a part of holistic smart home solutions.

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Lighting for Office Spaces | SR Ideabook

Office spaces requires ample amount of lighting in foyer areas, passages and entrance. For office spaces, lighting is of utmost importance at the desks, conference rooms, staircase and foyer areas to create an ambience and for people to look at things properly, be productive and work efficiently.

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Digitally Designed Very Peri Coloured Wall Coverings by Taplab Wall Covering

In shade of Pantone Colour of the Year 2022 (Very Peri), contemporary graphic art, digitally designed, bright colours (almost fluorescent), sinuous and soft shapes with five repeatable patterns and five non-repeatable mural versions in three colourways each

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AR Vinay Babar & AR Kalpana Babar, Principal Architects, Technocraft Indore - Surfaces Reporter | Spaces & Material Poetries

Houses like people, have personalities, and like the personalities of people, they are partly molded by what has happened to them. Technocraft firmly believes that every house should have a character, which is representative of the owners.

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HIMACS Solid Surface Dominates the Nook House’s Bright Kitchen-Diner | Studio 163

Although the job of transforming a small, dark kitchen into a large, naturally-lit space with a dining area, opening up into the house’s garden seemed simple, the real challenge of the project for architecture firm Studio 163 was turning a narrow, poorly-lit room into a large.

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Mystical Gems Fashion This Striking Chandelier From Sans Souci | Armageddon Chandelier

Sans Souci’s Armageddon chandelier is a timeless piece of decorative lighting range that includes playful and awe-inspiring lighting fixtures and lighting installations.

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Tiles Innovation 2022-23

Tiles have become an integral part of the architecture and design world with loads of innovations happening in terms of design and usage. SURFACES REPORTER (SR) presents to you some of the latest innovations being done in tiles based on the Winners of Tiles of Spain Awards 2021.

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Recyclable Marble Tiles by Flais Granito

Resistant to extreme climatic conditions, durable, versatile, easy to clean, waterproof, chemical, stain, scratch and fire resistant, and are 100 per cent natural and recyclable.

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AR Mitali Aharam, Principal, Crafted Spaces, Hyderabad, Telangana - Surfaces Reporter | Spaces & Material Poetries

Ar Mitali Aharam graduated from C.S.I.I.T,Secunderabad in 2010. After gaining experience with firms including Shilpa Sindoor Architects, Bengaluru and Aparna Karve Design Consultants, Hyderabad, she started up Crafted Spaces.

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Natural Stones in Architecture and Design - Architects’ Perspective & Market Trends

The love for natural stone and marble is undeniable; for ages they have been used to create timeless designs with impeccable aesthetics and beauty that doesn’t withered even after spending centuries exposed to the elements

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Experience the new ‘green’

Palladio has come out with an exclusive collection called “Forest” which contains beautiful designs made with different hues of Greens

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Want to Go Green With Your Bathroom? Try These Sustainable Steps!

Going green is the new trend in all aspects of life. The trend is a much-needed one, experiencing the wrath of nature is certainly not what any of us would want. Hence the steps for a green future need to be taken in every possible manner.

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Graff India Introduces Sade Collection of Faucets, Shower Systems and Accessories in 24k Gold

Graff India, the worldwide manufacturer specialised in the production of faucets, shower systems and accessories for medium-high range, highlights the Sade collection as an expression of a manufacturing tradition and a passion for international design that has always distinguished the company.

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Otis India Launches Ambiance Elevator for its Gen2 Product Line

Otis India recently launched an aesthetically pleasing Ambiance elevator range for Gen2 elevators that will be manufactured at the Otis India Bengaluru factory. The design leverages a combination of materials, form, textures and patterns .

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Chalmers Researchers Revolutionise MOF to Harvest Water from Desert Air | Material Update

Extracting drinking water from the air in a desert might sound like science fiction but in fact it can be possible sooner than we think. Researchers at the Chalmers University of Technology are leading expertise in the field and have claimed to have found the solution.

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Barovier & Toso Available at Emery Studio Unveils a Spectacular Chandelier

Bespoke decorative lighting, home decor and tableware specialist Emery Studio brings to India, the beautiful 4607 chandelier by Barovier & Toso. Founded in 1880, Barovier & Toso is an Italian company that specializes in Venetian glass. It is well known for its chandeliers, ceiling lamps, table lamps

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Best Colors for Living Rooms

Let us take a look at a set of flattering color palettes, that will suit your mood and liven up your living space.

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World’s First Carbon-Neutral Bioceramic Geodesic Dome to Last for 500 years | Geoship

In a bid to create long-lasting, zero carbon, fire proof and organically-rich architecture, Geoship installed its bioceramic geodesic dome in California. Touted to be the world’s first ceramic geodesic dome, these dwellings can stand for 500 years,

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Sans Souci’s Lure Chandelier encapsulates the Beauty of Sunrays

Sans Souci, well-known for crafting bespoke decorative lighting fixtures, glass objects and architecture features for projects around the world, has launched a novel chandelier titled Lure. Designed by Jiri Krisica, Lure embodies the alluring beauty of glowing sun rays touching smooth desert dunes.

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FAP Ceramiche’s Tile Collection Captures the Essence of Italy

FAP Ceramiche’s nature-inspired porcelain stoneware tile collection is an amalgamation of traditional, artisanal craftsmanship and versatile, modern materials. The Summer collection resonates with the landscape of Italy, right from the serene Napoli ..

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Customize your Surfaces with Lamitech Digital’s High-Pressure Decorative Laminates

Lamitech’s Digital is an ideal custom, durable experience that combines state-of-the-art digital images with high-pressure thi006E or compact laminate.

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Green&Blue Design a Brick Home with Tiny Holes for Bees

The Bee Brick solitary bee house, mindfully designed by the Cornwall-based design studio Green&Blue, is an architectural brick with several holes that offer mini homes for solitary bees. Ideal for garden lovers and nature lovers.

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Marmi Maximum Imperial White by Fiandre Imitates Marble’s Bold Veining Feature

The Marmi Maximum range from Fiandre offers fine, decorative solutions that are enriched by inimitable colour variations and vein effects that are unique.

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Cosentino’s Silestone Surfaces Made From Recycled Materials Evoke a Touch of Spain’s Natural Habitat

Offering a plethora colour designs for bathrooms and kitchens, Spanish surfaces specialist Cosentino has upgraded its Silestone offerings. Based in Almeria, Spain, Cosentino is known for manufacturing sustainable surfaces.

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Things You Need to Know About Hardwood Floors Refinish

Hardwood floors can stay fresh for nearly 15 years if maintained properly. They add value to the estate once installed but sometimes, cleaning them can be a tough job. One simply needs to know that cleaning hardwood floors is a very simple job.

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Catellani & Smith Bags its First Good Design Award for U. Lamp Series

Recognized for its innovative character, original concept and extreme functionality, Catellani & Smith won its first Good Design Award for the lamp U..

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Geometric Patterns Tiles by Sicis | Crystal Collection

Available through Tessera India, Sicis recently launched its Crystal Collection that exhibits arresting geometric patterns. Offering a perfect solution comprising colours and pattern, the tile collection energizes your interiors with its exciting options.

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ETH Zurich Creates Precast Concrete Slab by 3D Printing Mineral Foam| SR Material Update

The ETH Zurich researchers have reportedly used 3D printed formwork elements that are made from recyclable mineral foam to create a pre-cast concrete slab. Reports suggest that the slab is lighter and better insulated while using 70 per cent less material.

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Central Saint Martins’ Students Create Bio Concrete Out of Knotweed, Signal Crayfish

Two graduates of UK art and design school Central Saint Martins, Irene Roca Moracia and Brigitte Kock have reportedly collaborated to produce bio concrete material that behaves like concrete.

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Mycelium Can Be Part of the Solution to Carbon-Negative Buildings| SR Material Update

Fungal biomaterials are not only becoming popular but also in demand in the field of architecture and design on account of their sustainable properties. Mycelium is a stabilizing compound sourced from agricultural waste. David Cheshire, Sustainability Director, AECOM.

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Green Breather plant lights by DBEL Studio

Blending nature into space, the latest offering from DBEL Studio is a lighting design concept titled Green Breathers. The lights uplift the natural serenity of your space in juxtaposition with its energy-efficient LED Lights and green plants features.

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Light and Sensual Flo Tap Collection by Fima Carlo Frattini

Italian company Fima Carlo Frattini recently launched its stylish yet highly functional tap collection Flo. The company’s search for beauty and the spasmodic attention to every detail sets the collection apart from its competitors.

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A Collection of Exquisite Handcrafted Rugs by Cocoon Fine Rugs X Falguni Shane Peacock | SURFACES REPORTER Material Update

Cocoon Fine Rugs by Ayush Choudhary has embarked on a new creative collaboration with the leading couture label Falguni Shane Peacock to unveil the Meraki collection. Encompassing luxury fine rugs that bring together the rug crafting expertise of Cocoon Fine Rugs.

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Tiles Made from Glass of Unwanted, Old Consumer Electronics | Common Sands

Focusing on eco-friendly materials and taking a step forward to a sustainable lifestyle, Norwegian architectural design studio Snohetta has collaborated with Brussels-based Studio Plastique to create tiles made by recycling glass.

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Save Water without Taking Extra Effort with Smart Shower | Product Designer Natasha Jadhav

Research suggests that nearly 2.5 gallon of water is wasted while showering at home. The amount being wasted an entire month or a year would be tremendously alarming. Certainly to curb this situation one cannot simply avoid a shower.

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San Souci Makes First Public Installation at Czech Pavilion | Dubai Expo 2020

The Czech designer and producer of decorative lighting fixtures and glass objectives, Sans Souci has installed Bond lights into the Czech Pavilion at Dubai Expo 2020. Traditionally a centre-piece in the home, Bond had been selected as a sustainable lighting solution for the pavilion’s only restauran

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Ecological Wall Covering’s Art Collection by Momenti

A new range of wall coverings from Momenti called the Art Collection – available to India through Ottimo – sets an exclusive mood. The collection encourages one to create their gallery within the house. Be it in the living or dining room, bedroom or bathroom, you can now introduce a unique character

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Water Lamp a Moving Body of Water

BE WATER Lamp reproduces a hypnotic effect in perpetual flow, emulating sunlight which, reflecting on the moving surface of the water, projects optical games and dances of light on walls, keels of ships or under bridges.

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Silk Hand-Painted Wallpaper Collection by Misha Design | SR Showcase

The first Signature collection of Misha design wall coverings is a collaborative effort with designer Cristina Celestino. Esotismi by Cristina Celestino – a textile wall decoration – is primarily rooted in reflections regarding the brand identity, its philosophy and values..

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Sail Door Collection by Rimadesio | SR Showcase

Sources Unlimited recently unveiled an exquisite range of doors by renowned Italian brand Rimadesio that produces systems for sub-dividing environments and the architectural definition of interiors.

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Harlow Collection of Lighting Fixtures by Gabriel Scott | SR Showcase

Sources Unlimited has unveiled a new range of lighting fixtures by Gabriel Scott, well-known luxury furniture and lighting fixtures brand from Canada. A veritable showstopper, the Harlow Collection offers an elegant starburst of light that reflects and refracts through its mold-blown glass shade.

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Meet the Jury and Winning Designs from Bamboo Design Competition by Bamboo Society of India-KC | SR Event Update

Commemorating World Bamboo Day on September 18, the Bamboo Society of India (BSI), Karnataka Chapter WC- Architecture, Design and Civil Engineering (WC-ADCE, BSI) and World Bamboo Organisation (WBO), in association with media and telecast partner SURFACES REPORTER.

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Barovier & Toso’s Amsterdam Chandelier Envelops Warm Light | Material Update

Bespoke decorative lighting, home decor and tableware specialist Emery Studio brings to India the exquisite Amsterdam chandelier by Barovier & Toso. Founded in 1880, Barovier & Toso is an Italian company that specializes in Venetian glass.

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Sans Souci’s Zore Mirrors Optical Crystal Patterns | Material Update

Sans Souci has launched in India a new statement light called Zore that cuts a stunning sculptural look. Zore has been conceived through long and intense observation of the process of the breathtaking natural colouring of the sunset sky.

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Bold Design, Supreme Sparkle Manifolds This Pendent Light by Sans Souci| Material Update

Sans Souci’s newly launched pendant light Flash creates a dramatic spectacle with its bold design and unmatched sparkle. With its unique design and deep amber colour, it glows and sparkles like a jewel. From a curtain of glittering crystal and golden amber beads hangs..

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Aanshiki Mittal Enlivens Kutum Katam Art to Find Beauty in Broken Tree Branches | Surfaces Reporter

There is beauty in broken things and often ignored. Very few notice the splendor in broken objects. They learn to mend and resurrect the lost soul. The breath of revival not only empowers the creator but also sympathetically teaches the elements of materials, form and integrity.

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Togama Introduces Mosaic Tile Collection Inspired by the 60s | SURFACES REPORTER Material Update

The Sixties collection from Togama is a beautiful geometric design with hexagonal tiles combined with silky finishes and hints of iridescence. The mosaic tile collection is made out of recycled glass and comes in a range of hues and finishes.

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Glass-Faced Rain-Screen Wall System from Sto Corp | SURFACES REPORTER Material Update

StoVentec Glass by Sto Corp is a glass-faced composite decorative panel that provides thermal insulation. The decorative reflective surface is an open joint drained and back-ventilated rain-screen wall system from a single source that combines.

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Technowood’s GRP Siding Panels Offer Superior Pulling, Stretching Capabilities | SURFACES REPORTER Material Update

GRP Siding Panels by Technowood is a glass fibre reinforced polyester facade system. These panels are specifically designed for projects where there is a big pressure or load risk. Made out of recycled materials.

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Wall and deco wallpaper by sources unlimited

Sources Unlimited is a manufacturer and importer of Giorgetti, Rimadesio, Turri, Longhi, Baxter, Wall&Deco, Sicis, Promemoria PAN India. The brand is headquartered in Mumbai.

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Bagno styles

The slab series of Bagno Stiles is an exquisite range of tiles for a luxuries home décor. Bagno Stiles is a brand based at Delhi’s Peeragarhi that deals in tiles that fulfil all your interior décor needs.

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VitrA’s V-Care Smart Toilet Offers Customizable Personal Hygiene Washing Experience | SURFACES REPORTER Material Update

Designed by Studio NOA in collaboration with the VitrA Design and Innovation Teams, the V-Care Smart Toilet offers a user-friendly and fully customizable personal hygiene experience.

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Gold plated customised shower heads from Sherle Wagner

Grey Rain Dome with Nozzles is a component of the customized bathing experience. Available in various metal finishes.

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An interplay of Marble, Wood and Texture Paint

“The clients are the followers of Lord Krishna and wanted to echo the same sentiment in their home. The color palette in the formal seating is chosen to reflect the same. The main challenge was to have a modern treatment for something traditional.

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FENIX surfaces by Formica

Applying proprietary technologies, the external surface of FENIX is characterized by the use of next generation acrylic resins hardened and fixed through an Electronic Beam Curing process. With FENIX NTM Bloom, lignin technology has been introduced to significantly reduce the amount of phenol includ

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Roca’s W+W Unify Basin and Toilet in One Piece to Bring Elegance and Sustainability to Bathrooms | SURFACES REPORTER Material Update

The Roca W+W is an amalgamation of innovation and technology that resonates with the benefit of sustainable progress. Synonymous with saving water and optimising space, the collection is designed by Milan designers Gabriele and Oscar Buratti in collaboration with Roca Innovation Lab.

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Bathroom Wallpapers

WP/H2O is a technical waterproof, heat-resistant and moisture-proof material. This system is scratch resistant and very strong, as it is composed by smooth pressed-glass-fibers sheets coated with a special antibacterial protective covering.  Suitable to be placed behind bathroom fixtures

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Ice Jade Marble Highlighter

“Exquisite living room that blends luxury and tranquility. This beautiful space is designed for a mansion (approx 26,000 sqft) coming up in Bangalore. The idea was to create an element of luxury with just one material and when it’s about bringing luxury into a space - nothing matches the grandeur of

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Rhinox, the healthier solution for the plumbing needs | SURFACES REPORTER Product Post

Rhinox, a part of Jyoti Group that creates sustainable and healthier plumbing and water storage solution in Stainless Steel has organized a seminar on “Stainless Steel: An ideal solution for safe, pure, and sustainable water management”. A report by SURFACES REPORTER (SR).

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Vive Faucets by Kohler

Easy & Playful Handle, unique handle movement which intrigues you upon every usage Structural sanctity (symmetry) is preserved through a unique monobloc design giving a seamless usage experience to both right & left handed users. Superior reach: Avoids contact with the vessel wall

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Eco-friendly HDF Laminate Flooring by Action Tesa

The Laminated Boards are artificially manufactured and consist of four layers where each layer serves an exclusive purpose. The ‘Bottom Layer’ prevents the absorption of moisture, and provides support to the board. Above this is the ‘Core Layer’ comprising of HDF 8mm and 12mm, made up of HDF plank

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Exotica Collection by A-Class Marble

The collection blends the elegance of marble with the aesthetic of quartz, rubies, and emeralds to create one-of-a-kind patterns. The burnished textures of the Patagonia range add a lavish touch to entertainment spaces. The stones are available in translucent finish and vivid colour palette.

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Designer Wall Panels by Spanezia

Spanezia designer finishes are customized exclusive designs and wall art décor that take inspiration from ‘Nature’, ‘Moods’, ‘Aesthetics’, ‘Emotions’ and ‘Self Vision’.

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Villeroy & Boch’s Twistflush Comes with Innovative Toilet Flush with Vortex Power | SURFACES REPORTER Material Update

The new revolutionary TwistFlush toilet flush from Villeroy & Boch delivers extra clean and hygienic flushing results while being exceptionally water-efficient.

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D-Neo Monochrome by Duravit

The interplay between the new Oak Terra furniture finish (35) and the generously sized oval above-counter basin (600 x 400 mm) lends the washing area an air of contemporary solidity.

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CONVERT MANUAL TAP INTO AUTOMATIC IN MINUTES by Euronics

In public washrooms, there is a high risk of contamination as a person touches multiple equipment and faucets while visiting the washroom. Sensor operated Bidets by Euronics prevent any kind of touching while letting you use the washroom without contracting disease like Covid-19. You can start the

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Vegetable Dyed Rugs from Sterling

100 Percent Vegetable dyed rug. NO Chemical dyes. Grown in abundance in West Bengal, Jute is not only sustainable but also bio-degradable. A lot of synthetic imported rugs end up in landfills. Such rugs are made of non-natural, synthetic raw materials/fibres and end up being undecomposed in the soil

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The Distorted Range by Insigne Carpets

A distortion is a change, twist, or exaggeration that makes something appear different from the way it really is. You can distort an image, a thought, or even an idea. The heat from the highway creates a distortion in the way objects in the distance appear; they wiggle and dance.

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Latest Laminate collection by Amulya Mica

“Anti-Bacterial” means that the treated and tested surface will inhibit the growth of bacteria and kill them when it comes in contact with the treated surface. On a laminate surface, bacteria can double in number every 20 minutes due to which staining, unpleasant odour and premature degradation

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Wooden Stair Board flooring by Notion

With a smooth sanded surface with no coating, they can be polished as per your color selection in accordance with your space and interiors. From curved stairs to spiral or either to straight ones, these can be istalled anywhere.

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Chefstone by Simpolo

Created using colored clay powder and clay flakes throughout the body without using any conventional liquid ink on the surface, the Chefstone is made using ‘Digital Dry Decoration (DDD)’.

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NITCO Wall Highlighters INSPIRED BY ZEN BUDDHISM

Inspiration: Enso is a sacred symbol in Zen Buddhism meaning circle, or sometimes, circle of togetherness. It is traditionally drawn using only one brushstroke as a meditative practice in letting go of the mind and allowing the body to create, as the singular brushstroke

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Emboss Wall Tiles Collection by Somany

Geometrical shapes, multifaceted patterns and wave reliefs marks the Emboss collection. With the interplay of light and shadows, the sculpted textures and original reliefs create interesting wall patterns to suit the interiors.

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Green Quartzite Stone by CMC

The emerald green quartzite stone has distinct white patterns across its surface, which when book-matched, makes for splendid wall highlighters.

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Bring Elegance to Your Space With Kajaria’s Vitronite Slabs

The Vitronite Slabs are non-porous, thus a good option for a kitchen slab. According to the brand, these tiles not only have a classy appearance but they are also durable, stain-resistant, easy to install and maintain.

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Art Couture by SICIS

The Art Couture Collection enables the creation of multi-dimensional walls that expand and enrich, transforming a space into a living work of art. The overlapping shapes create depths that intrigue the senses. Sicis rediscovers the infinite expressive possibilities of art, creating works with inimit

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Natural and Rustic, The Rug Republic’s Global Citizen Collection Showcases Styles Inspired by the World | SURFACES REPORTER Material Update

The Rug Republic’s Global Citizen collection embodies the ethos of the brand. A variety of designs and materials come together to form this comprehensive collection of styles inspired by the world.

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Tamable Chair Made of Styrofoam Alters its Shape According to the User’s Body Type | SURFACES REPORTER

A collaborative furniture project by product designer Donghwan Song and product design studio Fountain Studio, the Tamable Chair is crafted with precision to deliver ergonomic comfort and appeal.

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Perrin & Rowe Introduces Industrially Aesthetic Armstrong Collection of Kitchen Taps | SURFACES REPORTER Material Update

The recently launched Armstrong collection of kitchen taps from Perrin & Rowe resonates with the industrial aesthetic in the juxtaposition of modern luxury.

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Dark and Textured Range of Kitchen Cabinets from Aster Cucine’s Factory Collection | SURFACES REPORTER Material Update

Brought to India by Ottimo, Aster Cucine recently announced its new line of linear wooden fitted kitchen cabinets with handles. Designed by Lorenzo Granocchia, the Factory collection is crafted out of the finest wood and is in a cross of various materials right from steel.

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Japanese Interior Screen-Like Glass Sliding Doors Shoin by Lualdi | SURFACES REPORTER Material Update

Lualdi – available in India through Ottimo – has unveiled a system of glass sliding doors and fixed panels called Shoin similar to Japanese interior screens. Designed to act as clear walls and entryways, these panels delineate spaces and create welcoming environments.

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New Range of Dishwashers Customized for Indian Households by BSH Home Appliances | SURFACES REPORTER Material Update

Adding to its existing line of dishwashers, BSH Home Appliances has launched a new and advanced range of dishwashers consisting of 19 new technologically advanced models including Bosch and Siemens.

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New Age Ceiling Products You Should Know About

False ceiling have become one of the trendy interior décor choices for modern homes and estates. Be it a living room, bedroom, office space or any industry, installing false ceiling has become a hit for each of these spaces.

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Lamitech’s Chromacore Range Creates Uniform Tridimensional Volumes with Solid Appearance | SURFACES REPORTER Material Update

Made with melamine resin and multiple layers of special decorative papers that confer design and high resistance to wear, Lamitech has launched a high-pressure decorative laminate Chromacore. Its consistency ensures strength in colour and eliminates.

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New material palette: Steel Structures on the Rise

Steel structures are quickly rising to be the most popular building materials in the construction industry. It is the multipurpose avatar of these structures that makes it lucrative. When compared to other materials, steel structures possess the following features:

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Product Designer Ivana Steiner Introduces Multi-Functional, Sustainable Kitchen Design Through Zero Waste Kitchen | Surfaces Reporter

Evoked by the current global crisis of climatic change and the rising generation’s demand for sustainable standards of living such as Fridays for Future, Vienna-based product designer Ivana Steiner decided to pay her share to green living through the Zero Waste Kitchen.

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Quartz or Granite: Which One is more durable?

Before heading to the point on telling you whether Quartz is the one that is more durable or is it Granite, SURFACES REPORTER would first like to tell you what these two minerals are and what are the pros and cons of these two. Follow these points and decide for yourself which one of the two is more

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Sustainable Designer Gabe Tavas Alters Kombucha Waste to Create Pyrus That Mimics Exotic Wood | SURFACES REPORTER Material Update

Nature and design can beautifully coexist if embraced properly. And it is our young generation that has taken up the task at hand to balance the elementals of the environment with the rise in climate change.

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Holcim Launches World’s First Cement Made Out of Recycled Construction, Demolition Waste | SURFACES REPORTER Material Update

Part of Switzerland-based LafargeHolcim, Holcim Deutschland has launched a carbon neutral cement ECOPlanet. Available in Switzerland, Germany, Romania, Canada, Spain, France and Italy, the cement will be reportedly delivering at least 30 per cent less carbon footprint along with superior performance

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North Carolina State University Researchers Create Kirigami-Inspired Materials for Shape-Shifting Architecture | SURFACES REPORTER Material Update

North Carolina State University researchers have reportedly developed a material that can be used to create structures that are capable of transforming into multiple architectures. Inspired by metamorphosis, the researchers envision applications ranging from construction to robotics.

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A2P’s GreenGirt Adjustable to Facilitate Thermal Efficiency Design, Faster Installations and Other Building Constraints | SURFACES REPORTER Material Update

The creator of GreenGirt, Advanced Architectural Products (A2P) has released its next generation product called GreenGirt Adjustable, keeping in mind the need of versatile materials in architectural design.

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PFAS polluted soil to turn into bricks | Claybens | Netherlands | SURFACES REPORTER Material update

Polluted soil, particularly the one with PFAS chemicals (forever chemical) is one of the major environmental concerns now-a-days. In order to address the concer, Dutch designer Emy Bensorp has invented a method to turn PFAS polluted clay soil into clean ceramic materials and products like bricks.

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Looking for Marble/Stones? Check-out these brands in India

Marble is that natural stone that you will see at every other place you go. From kitchen to floor, from backsplash to countertop, it is installed at every other residence or office space due to its properties and the qualities it brings along. In India, the marble industry.

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Airweave Designs 18,000 Cardboard beds for Tokyo Olympics

Of the 18,000 beds, 8,000 will be repurposed for use by athletes at the Paralympics.

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NYNY Unit | Winner | Red Dot 2021 Furniture Design | Storagemilano | SR Product Showcase

Distinctively asserting its modernity, Gebrüder Thonet Vienna has adopted its archetypes, bent-wood and woven cane, to design NYNY UNIT, a piece of furniture with a strong emotional dimension capable of imposing itself in space as the absolute protagonist of the scene. A report by SURFACES REPORTER

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#MeTooEarth | Environment friendly Wooden Cladding & Coatings by Span Floor | SR Product Post

While mad destruction of forests can be considered a major reason for the climate change and degrading soil quality. Major players in the wooden flooring and cladding industry have adopted measures to source their raw materials aka wood from the legally harvested forests. SURFACE REPORTER (SR)

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#MeTooEarth| Rugs made of Japanese Washi paper yarns by Sterling Rugs | World Environment Day, 5 June, 2021 | SR Sustainable Material

Surfaces Reporter brings to you the surprising details of rugs and dhurries made from Japanese Paper Yarn. This is a part of SR #MeTooEarth campaign on the occasion of World Environment Day, 2021.

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Hand-Carved Marble Tables by Duffy London Inspired From Kailasa Temple in Ellora Caves, India

The designer took inspiration for creating the three tables named Kailasa, Petra and Hegra from the Kailasa Temple in Ellora Caves, India; the Al-Kazneh Temple at Petra, Jordan; and the Qasr-al-Farid tomb in Saudi Arabia.

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Funky ‘Soft Cabinets’ Made From Rubber Foam | Dewi van de Klomp

Dutch designer Dewi van de Klomp used the overlooked material- rubber foam to design these funky soft cabinets.

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3 Bathroom Trends for 2021 | Surfaces Reporter

Check out the three trends that will impact the bathroom designs of 2021.

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The laminate you can’t contaminate!

Satylam’s Touchme Laminates are engineered with a protective surface that efficiently repels all sorts of bacteria, virus, and fungus to narrow any chances of continuation next to none.

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Chair made by Twisting and Turning Thin Steel Rods | Sinuo Chair | Šimon Galanský

Bratislava-based designer Šimon Galanský designed An Orange Chair by Twisting and Turning Thin Steel Rods | Sinuo Chair

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Swan shaped Mega Yacht with detachable head inspired by Japanese Manga | Pierpaolo Lazzarini

Designed by Pierpaolo Lazzarini, known for his outrageous and ultra-futuristic design concepts, this Mega Yacht with its Swan like shape and most appalling amenities provides a peek into the future.

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Carbon Fibre Entwined With Bamboo -The Material of the Future | Kengo Kuma

Japanese architect Kengo Kuma weaved two materials- Bamboo and Carbon fibre- to build this unique structure, which is known as Bamboo Ring.

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INTRECCIO Sink- An Ultra-Light And Eco-Sustainable Marble Sink

Intreccio sink, designed by Paolo Ulian of Antoniolupi, is an ultra-light and eco-sustainable marble sink, which weighs only 55 kg and is shaped from an 11 cm block of marble.

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A solid surface and birch plywood kitchen

In a west end flat in Glasgow, Designer Clare Morton has completed a kitchen renovation project with an eye-catching HI-MACS® Emerald worktop.

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Exquisite Gazebo crafted from single block of Marble

A gazebo is a structure, often built in outdoor premises such as park, garden or spacious public areas.

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Wallpaper made from Plant based fibres

UDC Homes, one of the largest paint and wallpaper retailers India, has launched a new range of wallpapers known as the "Nuance Collection".

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