Diespeker terrazzo features as a statement piece for clients visiting estate agent Stow Brothers’ branch in East London.
It was the choice of designer Ruth Milne of London based interior design consultancy Studio Milne, which specialises in residential and boutique commercial projects.
Ruth has worked with Stow Brothers before, on their Woodford office. “They’re a distinctive, forward thinking estate agency business, great to work with. We created a good working
relationship and after Woodford they asked me to look at the Walthamstow branch.”
For the project, Ruth worked closely with joiner Gavin Coyle who has a workshop near her studio. Gavin contributes to design-led specialist twentytwentyone. A lot of the Walthamstow design was based around dark blue dyed wood, with feature elements including bespoke planters.
“I wanted a wow factor in the reception area. I had the colour palette, apricot and pink in the wave track curtains by Kvadrat and copper in the Dyke and Dean lights, so I was looking for a terrazzo with the same blush tones.”
She found the ideal terrazzo in Diespeker’s cement based TE074. This has a subtle green background with mixed chippings in terracotta, apricot, cream and black.
Ruth says she opted for terrazzo because she loves the material. “It’s been around for years, but it’s very contemporary – like marble or stone, it’s a neutral, beautiful material. It feels close to nature and adds texture into projects.”
The terrazzo surfaces were used for the circular meeting table top located at the entrance to the reception, atop a square dark blue wood plinth made by Gavin, the reception desk and shelf. The overall impression is a smart modern office with chic accents provided by the terrazzo.
Next up for Ruth is the Stow Brothers Hackney office. And you can see another example of Studio Milne’s use of Diespeker terrazzo at Bouverie Road.