TERRAZZO is flooring material consisting of chips of marble or granite set in concrete and then polished. Terrazzo can actually be traced back to the ancient mosaics of Egypt. Italy then followed suit after the Egyptian's creation. Seminato, which is when workers toss larger chips into cement, is closely related to the Venetian method of creating terrazzo, and together both these methods created the generic form of terrazzo that is popular today.. The Art Deco and Moderne style periods spanning from the 1920's to 1940's favored terrazzo greatly. Today, terrazzo is a hot trend for 2018, and it's uses are so versatile. Below are some examples of terrazzo inspiration ranging from flooring, to backsplash, to furniture design. I think it's a feast for the eyes and a happy confetti-like design choice!
1. Dzek: Marmoreal Library Shelf (not Terrazzo but similar) 2. Dzek Marmoreal Backsplash 3. Signorio Terrazzo 4. Source Unknown (image via Pinterest) 5.&6. Katie Gillies Surface and Design 7. Carly Jo Morgan Coffee Table 8. Papermint 9. Shiro Kuramata side table (1st Dibs) 10. Berlin Coffee Shop (source unknown) 11. Area Architecture large scale terrazzo flooring 12. Made Architects Terrazzo Shower
Like this look? Here are a few ways that you can incorporate terrazzo into your life: