Every day the list of biomaterials is getting longer and longer, offering exciting prospects for the creative world. One of them has been poetically staged by Bureau de Change, a London-based design studio. These creatives used artist Lulu Harrison’s “Thames Glass,” made from quagga mussel shells, combined with local sand and wood ash waste.
From this duo’s work, a series of glass tiles was born. This ecological building cladding is dressed in graphic patterns reminiscent of those that adorned 19th century terracotta chimney pots. A success all the more satisfying when one knows that the accumulation of quagga mussels in the Thames is a problem.