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Terrazzo takes over: Flint Collection by Joyce Wang Studio

Joyce Wang of Joyce Wang Studio joins our 2019 INDE.Awards Jury. Here we take a look at her latest collection – Flint – which is a testament to the firm comeback of terrazzo.

Flint represents Joyce Wang Studio’s fascination with terrazzo. The Flint collection showcases new perspectives in materials, introducing a new level of refinement in form and finish.

This selection of limited edition objects and furniture has been designed to challenge people’s perceptions of the humble material of terrazzo. In place of monolithic, rectilinear blocks, Flint is a range of finely crafted pieces with domed geometries, curves, bevelled edges and tapered silhouettes.

Photo by Paul Massey.

Photo by Paul Massey.

With Flint, Joyce Wang Studio reveals more of the precious qualities of terrazzo, elevating it from a surface material into a collection of furniture and objects that accentuates its multifaceted character. Designing elements with a material more commonly associated with flooring and wall surfaces encouraged Joyce Wang and her eponymous studio to engage with it more intimately.

“Terrazzo is a surface that has been sanded, exposed and so it feels honest,” says Joyce, “I love the idea of unearthing this inherent quality within the material. Terrazzo speaks to the shift of luxury design from past to present – from the aspirational to the fathomable; from hierarchical to democratic.”

Flint Collection by Joyce Wang Studio, photo by Paul Massey.

The Flint Hourglass’ unique silhouette sees curved and straight lines combined in symmetric interplay, resulting in a piece that is harmonious and solid. Entirely handmade, the piece can serve as a stunning decoration or as functional bookends when purchased as a pair.

Elegant and timeless, the Decorative Sphere is an ode to the purity and geometric clarity of the form of the sphere. Featuring two crossing rings in brass that add a warm glow, it can be used as a striking sculpture or as a paperweight on a desk. Likewise, the monolithic and cylindrical Vase can be used for plants for fresh cut flowers or as a stunning decorative object in a modern living room or private study.

The Vessel is an elegant statement piece working individually, or as a set. The vessels are available in three colour variations: black marble chips set in grey cement; black and white marble chips set in green cement; and white marble chips set in pink cement, which can be stacked.

The collection has been created so that accessories can be playfully stacked and interchanged with other objects in the series. Joyce Wang Studio developed Flint in collaboration with a fourth generation Italian terrazzo manufacturer, and the full Flint collection is available in charcoal, with limited edition vessels also available in rose and sage.

We’re proud to have Joyce Wang join us as a judge for the 2019 INDE.Awards program; celebrating the Indo Pacific’s most progressive buildings, spaces, objects and people.

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