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Botanical Modernism: Materials

The positive impact of plants and natural materials on our physical and psychological wellbeing comes together with the stripped-back simplicity and utopic clarity of the digital realm. Designers are inspired to integrate botanical features into our surroundings so that future spaces will nourish our bodies and minds as they evolve and mature.

Minimal interiors and clean, graphic lines are layered with the subtle tactility of botanical flecks and fibres. Wild and unruly natural materials are manipulated into controlled, engineered forms which are tailored to our built environment and products. Raw tactility is brought to surfaces using gestural pattern and machine-made imperfection, and cast materials such as concrete, clay and jesmonite are warmed with pigments and matt finishes that are inviting to touch.

For colour directions relating to this theme, see Botanical Modernism: Colour from our Colour Spectrum S/S 20.

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