01. Orientation of the Brick
Designers often say that they like our sustainable interior design products, but want to move away from the look and feel of a standard brick facade.
In the left example below, for the flooring of a tech company in Amsterdam, Studio Rian Knop used the WasteBasedSlip® Blackpepper (Sliced) in an upright position, with a light joint.
On the right, the designers of a private house in The Netherlands used the WasteBasedSlip® Wasabi (Shine) in horizontal position, also without adding a joint.
02. Working with Different Brick Textures
Our WasteBasedBricks® and WasteBasedSlips® come in a variety of different colours and textures. In the photos below you can essentially see the same combination of bricks in the ‘flavours’ Salami, Orange and Mushroom, but in the textures in Raw, Punched en Sliced.
The photo in the right lower corner is an example of the Shine texture (available for our Aubergine, Wasabi and Truffle bricks), which is an innovative and sparkling top layer that gives a spectacular look to your facade or interior wall.
03. Variations in Brick Thickness
Another way to apply our sustainable interior design materials in a way that’s not a regular brick wall, is to make variations in the thickness of the brick or brick slip.
You can choose to get the bricks cut in the thickness that you require, going as thin as 15mm! In the following photo examples of interior walls, you can see that they were clad with brick slips of 15mm and 25mm thick.
04. Playing with the Joints
When applying sustainable interior materials, joint size and colour can have a huge effect on the overall look and feel of a wall, floor or facade.
In the examples below, showcasing the Mushroom Raw in the same pattern for each of the walls, you can see the effect of using a lighter or darker joint while working with exactly the same bricks or brick slips.
In a similar way, using no joint at all or leaving the joint open, has a big effect on the look and feel on the end result as well.
Below you can see a few examples of using different joints at some of our most recent projects where we have turned sustainable interior design ideas into reality in collaboration with our partners:
05. Bespoke Brick Slips
At StoneCycling® you have many possibilities when it comes to the sizes and shapes of our products to work with. For all of you who are really into detail: we can produce the brick slips in such a way that they cover each and every part of the element of a wall or facade.
Here’s an example of the different types of sustainable brick slips for the first Pistachio project that is currently being built in Amsterdam. We’ll make sure to add more photos once the project is completed.
06. Colours in the Brick Mix
Colour is of course also one of the key elements that can turn a regular brick wall into a unique work of art. Our minimum order quantity is 200 m² per colour to keep our production sustainable, but you are welcome to use different textures of each colour within that order.
Are you working on a bigger project? Then mixing colours could be the way to go! The following examples show an interior wall using three different textures of one brick (Raw, Sliced and Punched) at a large company’s headquarters on the left, and our long time favourite mixed colour facade at the Colourful Condo in Amsterdam on the right.
Which one is your favourite?
The examples in this article are meant to spark your creativity around sustainable interior design ideas. We are sure these are only a few different ways you can apply our products.
That’s why we are excited to hear YOUR ideas, so feel free to reach out to our brick team to discuss your design and investigate if we can make it a reality, together.