A new crafted aesthetic emerges as designers opt for raw and unrefined resources over the monotony of manmade and mass-produced products. The beauty of organic materiality is celebrated, with modest materials respected and exalted to a high status via craft techniques that inject texture, form and uniqueness.
Sacred Earth focuses on pared-back materials that offer reassuring tactility, such as unglazed terracotta and rough-cut stone. Imperfections, natural erosion and decay are embraced through surfaces that evolve and change over time. With the world’s resources diminishing, this considerate direction re-establishes the value of basic existing materials and unlocks potential in natural alternatives such as mycelium and organic waste.