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Brief Published: 2 Sep 2016

Slash Objects: Luxurious Rubber

Slash Objects Collection

New York-based design studio Slash Projects has launched its debut collection, Slash Objects – a modern furniture and homeware collection with an unexpected sustainable element.

The primary material used throughout the collection is a composite made of 100% post-consumer rubber and recycled tires. The studio pairs the rubber composite with more prestigious materials such as marble, brass and concrete, for a refined look.

The collection consists of well-thought-though material combinations, such as the cylinder-shaped Rubber CYL side table in speckled grey, which is elevated with a fine polished brass detail. The collection is unified by considered texture and colour blocking that offers sophisticated aesthetic and tactile qualities.

A few years ago we saw that brass was having a resurgence as the material of choice for industrial and interior designers. See Brass: The New Luxury, where we looked at brass’ ability to transform products from ordinary to luxurious.

The association of brass and handcrafted materials with luxury interiors is well established. Designers have started to raise long-lasting, sustainable and ecological materials to a new position in the material hierarchy by incorporating them into consumer goods.

A conscientious approach to waste is becoming a mainstream mindset, with redundant materials being upcycled, reprocessed and developed to create new products. See our report Rethinking Plastics for insights into the new sustainable era of plastics.