The Story

Mortadello combines a number of personal passions; stone, colour, geometry, and generally getting dirty!
In-between my professional trades as a carpenter and music producer, my experiments began with rose pink coloured spherical stools. After cutting back the aggregate and adding a splash of water, I uncovered what appeared to be a cross section of deli-meat!

Mortadello was born.

Perfectly Imperfect

Mortadello is a composite material consisting of stone chips and pigment, poured with specialised concrete-based binder. Poured in place or precast, it can be used for a number of floor and wall application.

This arduous 4 week process involves wet grinding and polishing by hand, followed by a curing process, before a final sealer can be applied.

Broadsheet x Mortadello

Broadsheet visits Mortadello Terazzo in his studio to find out how he hand makes his colourful creations,
his approach to challenging the perception of concrete being a drab material, and the support he gets from his co-worker – Mia, the dog.

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