On a hot Tuesday in central London there are few better places to find yourself than Material Lab on Great Titchfield Street. Material Lab is a design resource allowing you to explore hundreds of materials such as ceramics, glass, wallpaper, wood, carpet, and eco-resins. I visited yesterday to source for a couple of projects, a live one and my KLC hard materials project and discovered the place was cool in every sense of the word.
Material Lab is a relaxed and creative space where you can research materials and play with combinations at your leisure.
It is an initiative by Johnsons Tiles and obviously there is emphasis in their ceramic products with a newly converted basement showroom and a material specifier wall of samples. There is also an array materials on hand from partners Formica, Karndean, Modulyss, Tektura and Armourcote.
In addition, there are complementary materials to explore from lesser known decorative fused glass and resin manufacturers, better known contract material suppliers and artisan-designer products such as etched upcycled slate roof tiles.
Material Lab is a really inspiring handy resource and its so refreshing that staff are happy to let you peruse at your own pace. For more information contact Material Lab or drop in at 10 Great Titchfield Street, London, open between 9am to 5.30pm Monday to Friday
Images 2 & 3 thanks to creativeboom