Flotex Sottsass Terrazzo is a witty “twist” on the concept of traditional Italian Terrazzo (a poured concrete flooring containing chips of stone, marble or glass with distinctive and irregular pattern when dry and polished). On closer inspection, the “chips” in the design are revealed as pieces of torn paper – each holds its own story – a shredded love letter or only a bill? – it is for the individual to decide and to create his own narrative.
Flotex Sottsass Kazuri draws its inspiration from the traditional Japanese woven textile technique used to create the eponymous fabric. Christopher Redfern uses the digital pixel in the fusion of contemporary and traditional references inherent in this design.
Taking inspiration from Sottsass's "Bacterio" sketch from the 1970's, this design is open to wide interpretation. Close up it can be perceived as random carnival confetti, from afar it appears as a constellation of distant stars.
Conceived by Ettore Sottsass by laying filaments of varied wool yarns collected from different countries onto a flat coloured surface, Sottsass Wool plays on the texture of the individual strands of natural fibres, giving a sense of depth and warmth to the floor. The defined linear pattern offers widely different perspectives used in a variety of interior dimensions.