In an overwhelmingly digital world, we are drawn to natural materials and textures to calm our senses and provide balance. Somehow it brings us closer to reality. Now more than ever as we seek and crave the physical touch, enhanced tactility has an increasingly important presence in our homes and surroundings.
There is a conscious focus on tactile interiors in the rise of thick boucles and natural linens, with other earthy materials like cork, bamboo, stone and ceramic. When we visually absorb these textures our mind leads us to imagine how that surface might feel to touch. The layering of these textural elements are essential in creating comfortable and relaxing environments.
The feeling of touch and tactile textures are a vital component in our design aesthetic as they can form the mood, tone and temperature of a room. We explore how light reacts with the surface. Raised textures can absorb light to convey a sense of warmth and relaxation, whilst pairing complementary textures like a raw, porous ceramic with a soft, woven fabric lampshade creates a balanced space.