As someone who prefers natural materials to man made, wood, leather, cotton etc.. concrete was not a material that I would instantly consider for inside the home, however I noticed over the past couple of years or so that Concrete is a material that is being increasing used in interiors and design...and increasing being used outside the home too.
You would have thought living in Derbyshire as I do I would have realized that concrete can have sustainable credentials with all the cement works and limestone crags that are dotted on the landscape it never crossed my mind!... limestone is the predominant raw material for the cement in concrete and is said to be the most abundant mineral on earth. Concrete can also be made with fly ash, slag cement, and silica fume, all waste byproducts from power plants, steel mills, and other manufacturing facilities.
Here are a few Concrete facts that I found from my research...Firstly it's not new!
In this space which has no ceilings, walls or doors... I would like to invite you in, and share with you some of the simple things in life which help to inspire my illustration work, from music to the places and spaces we call home...