Reinventing terrazzo surfaces with Olivia Aspinall

Reinventing terrazzo surfaces with Olivia Aspinall

Meet the incredible designer behind three inspirational feature splashbacks in the Axiom® by Formica Group collection.

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The pioneering artist who inspired three stunning feature splashbacks in our Axiom® collection has revealed her motivation and thought process during a remarkable collaboration with Formica Group.

Olivia Aspinall, who owns Olivia Aspinall Studio in Nottingham, has for the last six years used her skills to build one of the UK’s most exciting new surface design brands.

She says: “I like to create surfaces that make people question what goes into making the piece.”

By concentrating on fresh surface finishes for the interior design industry, Olivia has earned a growing reputation and attracted international media coverage.

Her track record as one of the first designers to create terrazzo with Jesmonite, which won material of the year at London Design Week 2017, eventually saw her partner with Formica® in what proved to be an outstanding alliance.

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First, Olivia used her experience and expertise to create a truly unique piece of terrazzo. From there, we scanned and developed a world-class print. And the result is three truly memorable and incredibly popular feature splashbacks:

  • PP8381 Spectra Chip (the original colourway)
  • PP8382 White Chip
  • PP8372 Grey Chip

Olivia says: “Good design has to add something new to the world: something beautiful, or a new colour, or a new combination. That’s really important.

“We’ve taken the idea of a traditional terrazzo and made it completely customisable. We can play with the colour. We can play with the size and ratio of the chips we’re putting in. And that allows us to really design the terrazzo. We can change how a surface looks with those delicate changes of colour.”

She adds: “I like the idea of pushing a traditional surface, like terrazzo, in a different direction. We can give a really fresh feel to a traditional surface.”

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