We see a world moving ever more towards a high standard of functionality, perfection, cleanliness, hi technology and convenience. Our home will be our private haven where we can build our own versions of ‘perfection’, by building with what might currently be seen as the ‘imperfections’. We will take sanctuary and delight in the less functional, tarnished and irrational and we will personalise our homes with our own individual perceptions of beauty.
We chose to work in concrete as it is the building block and fundamental icon of all large cities around the world. Each tile was separately stained with acid and we built a tiled carpet with entirely unique characteristics.
The acid staining process is an excellent medium to express the deterioration, tarnishing, oxidization, destruction and the natural processes we are fighting so hard to eradicate from our modern daily lives.