Designer: Conor Taylor
Maker/Manufacturer: Solomon & Wu
Timber Supplier: Wessex Timber, Saunders Seasoning
Wood Species: British Oak, Walnut, Cedar of Lebanon and London Plane
Foresso is timber terrazzo developed as a response to working in high-end carpentry workshops where high-quality offcuts and planing waste is discarded. Unlike marble, timber is readily available and sustainable while still offering huge variation in colour, tone and woodgrain. Additionally, it is warmer and more lightweight than its counterpart, encouraging uses outside the normal parameters of stone terrazzo. The speckled aesthetic is both durable and versatile. Any timber shape or size can be used and any knots, burr or splits only add to the beauty of the surface. Each standard colourway has been influenced by London interiors, the city in which the designer grew up and works.