Established in 1994, Mud Australia crafts individual porcelain pieces, combining innovative exploration with a sophisticated element of play. Extending this practice, the recently launched terrazzo range celebrates one-of-a-kind pieces fashioned with recycled materials.
The Mud Australia porcelain range, designed by Shelley Simpson, speaks to an elevated understanding of form and functionality, capturing refined lines and a hand-made authenticity. Made to last, the Mud Australia pieces are crafted using porcelain clay sourced directly from Limoges, France.
Globally, Mud Australia has committed to a zero-waste terrazzo collection, fuelled by a passion for innovative upcycling and the desire to minimise waste. With this in mind, broken ceramic pieces have been given a new life and are combined with upcycled concrete at Five Mile Radius in Brisbane, fused together to make a distinctive zero-waste product.
Pivotal to its essence, terrazzo is a material that champions and challenges what it means to be sustainable, creative and unique. “I really love the playfulness of terrazzo,” explains Shelley, “and I also love finding a useful and aesthetic home for our broken Mud pieces, so this feels like a perfect fit.” This theme of ‘re-imaging’ is very much a part of the integral fabric of terrazzo, dating back to the 18th century when marble scrapes were used in Venice pavements.
Globally, Mud Australia has committed to a zero-waste terrazzo collection, fuelled by a passion for innovative upcycling and the desire to minimise waste.
The range is available in three designs – a small ‘round’ tablet, a medium and a large ‘capsule’ – and is offered in three colours of neutrals, blues or multi-coloured mixed. Each trivet is backed with recycled PET felt and comes in a recycled PET felt storage pouch. The broken pieces of porcelain allow for a slight variation in colour, finish and pattern for each piece, imbuing an individual and unmatchable aesthetic.