From its earliest use as an affordable way to use marble scraps in eighteenth-century Venice pavements, terrazzo has been subject to rapid re-imaginings. Today, we globally launch our zero waste terrazzo trivet collection, led by founder, Shelley Simpson’s passion towards innovative upcycling and minimisation of waste. Determined to create an inventive use for our broken ceramics, Shelley reached out to Brisbane based company, Five Mile Radius, to utilize broken porcelain pieces as aggregate in their upcycled concrete products to create a new take on terrazzo.
The Mud Australia table trivets stand alone as design objects while also providing protection to more fragile surfaces. Available in 3 designs – a small “round” tablet, and a medium and large “capsule”, the trivets also come in 3 distinct colourways – Neutrals, Blues and the multi-coloured Mixed. Each colourway beautifully compliments a variety of table and domestic settings. Each trivet is backed with recycled PET felt and comes in a felt storage pouch, also made of recycled PET.
I really love the playfulness of terrazzo and I also love finding a useful and aesthetic home for our broken mud pieces, so this feels like a perfect fit.