Material Blocking: Hospitality Trend

Material Blocking: Hospitality Trend

Materials with contrasting colors and textures are sliced and spliced into geometric blocks to create cabinets and coffee tables with striking surface decoration.

Zoe Mowat's Tablescape II coffee table_2

Mounted on steel legs, Canadian designer Zoe Mowat’s Tablescape II coffee table is inspired by the Eames' philosophy of "select and arrange," where the home becomes a fluid and experimental collage of objects that adapt and change over time.  On the tabletop, a quarter circle block of painted walnut serves as a book end, a flush, square block of granite is a coaster for placing hot drinks and a rectangular walnut tray can be used for storing small miscellaneous objects.

Patricia Urquiola Fishbone tables Moroso

Acrylic, horn and mother-of-pearl combine to create the decorative marquetry tabletop of Patricia Urquiola‘s Fishbone tables for Moroso.

Tetris by Front for Horreds

Named after the popular video game, the Tetris storage cabinet is made up of individual components, available in materials like felt, copper, leather, brass and steel, that are stacked together to create bold building blocks of color and texture.

Kalk sideboard by  Klong

The geometric design of the Kalk sideboard by Swedish brand Klong contrasts warm ash with smooth, hard Cembrit.

Hugo by OTTO by Andrew Franz

Interlocking planes of lacquer, Corian and hardwood intersect to create Andrew Franz's Hugo coffee table for OTTO.

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