EVERYONE ELSE’S “MOTHER OF PEARL”
These stunning surfaces are made of capiz shell, a thin almost translucent shell found in the Indo-Pacific. It is also known as the windowpane oyster and has been used as a glass substitute for generations. This translucency and durability now lend themselves to the subtle elegance of these pieces.
The shellfish are gathered by fishermen for food. We take the shells, clean, roast and trim them before inlaying each one by hand.
CAPIZ BRICKS, COPPER
The straight cut of the capiz shell is in beautiful contrast to the naturally ridged edges. The subtle shimmer is enhanced by roasting the shell to a deep copper hue.
CAPIZ, LUNA GREY
A contemporary take on a well-known shell. In its matt grey geometric guise, it is understated elegance.
CAPIZ, CLOUD CHAMPAGNE
The natural form of the shell comes to the fore in this surface, in which the shell has been roasted to a warm golden champagne colour.
CAPIZ, CIRCLE CREAM
The motif of circles has always represented eternity. Very appropriate to a timelessly versatile surface.
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