A New Narrative
In her latest collection, interior and furniture designer Joyce Wang reimagines traditional terrazzo
With bases in London and Hong Kong, Joyce Wang’s eponymous studio specialises in hospitality and residential interiors and furniture design, and her name is on a host of top international locations, including the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel in Los Angeles, The Landmark Mandarin Oriental in Hong Kong, and Mott 32 in Hong Kong and Vancouver.
The studio’s latest collection, FLINT launched at a week-long open studio during this year’s London Design Festival. Inspired by the idea of reinventing an old material into something new, Wang reimagines and elevates terrazzo beyond its traditional uses in flooring and surfaces, diverging from those rectilinear forms to create curves and domed shapes that reveal the material from a sculptural perspective.
Featuring a series of objects, vessels and furniture, FLINT is a celebration of contemporary design, modern techniques and classic materials. Wang developed the collection in Hong Kong, experimenting with various tools, technology and techniques, and developed FLINT in collaboration with a third-generation Italian terrazzo manufacturer. The collection also features the studio’s signature metalwork, with solid brass accents that form complimentary motifs throughout.
With FLINT, Wang has created objects that are refined and robust, and that breathe new life into the humble material.
The full series is available in charcoal, and also includes limited edition rose- and sage-coloured ice cream bowls.
Text / Simone Schultz