3 MATERIALS for More Sustainable Interiors

The world of design is increasingly focused on offering solutions that reduce environmental impact without compromising aesthetics and functionality. From furniture to interiors, there are already many ideas and proposals that meet this need. One example is the new materials created from waste and organic resource. In this article, we will explore three examples of sustainable materials – featured on WeVux’s Materials Design Map – that aim to revolutionize the interior sector: Corcrete, Brokisglass and Ignorance is Bliss. (Cover image Veja HQ, Corcrete, ph. Alan Tensey)

Corcrete, designed by Studio Niruk (Germany), is a “lightweight cement for interiors” distinguished by its superior sound-absorbing properties compared to traditional concrete. Available in three color variants, Corcrete aesthetically resembles terrazzo and is used both as wall cladding and furniture material. The material has already received numerous international awards for its innovation and versatility. Here is the full story.

Brokisglass panels, produced in the Czech Republic by Brokis, are made from the glass shards of the company’s production. This process of recycling discarded glass, which can amount to up to 30% of the material used for glassblowing, creates unique panels with original textures available in 14 colors. The panels (70×70 cm and 110×110 cm), in addition to being an example of a circular economy, are fully recyclable, offering a sustainable and original option for interior design.

After years of research, Agne Kucerenkaite designed Ignorance is Bliss: a collection of tiles available in 20 selected colors and produced without the use of toxic substances. Each tile tells a story of transformation, showcasing on the website the origin of the metal waste used to achieve the color. The tiles are available in 5 sizes: 10×10 cm, 13×13 cm, 15×15 cm, 6.5×13 cm, and 7.5×15 cm – the studio also develops custom designs upon request.

All the materials have already been applied in interior/furniture design projects that demonstrate their functionality. To discover more materials with low environmental impact, visit the Materials Design Map and follow the LinkedIn page!

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