As our lives become increasingly urbanised and cemented by concrete routines, it’s interesting to see that we’ve started to find other ways to bring nature’s healing properties into our world.
This can be seen in the realms of fashion, interiors and design this spring, with the concept of natural textures starting to pop up in many unexpected guises.
‘Haute couture handicraft’ has weaved its way onto the catwalk and to the forefront of design, with handbags, party dresses and accessories expressing new natural qualities. Designers such as from Dior, Marios Schwab, Brunello Cucinelli and Ralph Lauren have all incorporated natural elements into their designs, be it wood, cork or lace.
Marni, Mark Fast and Ostwald Helagason broke new ground with collections inspired by natural elements. Marni’s parquet floor inspired dresses were the toast of SS2012, Marc Fast’s innovatively weaved garments produced show-stopping designs, while Ostwald’s cork printed back-pack has quickly become a fashionista’s fashion staple.
In the home, Dutch artist Pier Hein Eek followed suit, producing ingenious wallpaper created from images of scrap wood, whilst reclaimed timber has been selected as the raw material of choice for furniture maker Joe Pipal. His pieces, usually made from three materials: cork, oak and wenge – truly help homeowners bring a new dimension to interiors – bringing the beautiful outside in.
So, if you’re taken by the idea of texture, and would like to introduce more wood into your interiors, or if you’re fed up of tired and dull looking interior wood, why not try Sadolin® Earthbalance Interior Stain, which comes in six on trend woody shades.
Earthbalance® Interior Stain is a greener living woodcare product that is manufactured with the aim of reducing our environamental impact. While providing a stain that has a tough finish, guarding against everyday wear and tear – it is also 99% solvent free.