Every single day the listing of biomaterials is getting longer and longer, providing exciting prospects for the artistic world. Considered 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,” constructed from quagga mussel shells, mixed with native sand and wood ash waste.
From this duo’s work, a collection of glass tiles was born. This ecological building cladding is wearing graphic patterns harking back to people who adorned 19th century terracotta chimney pots. A hit all the extra satisfying when one is aware of that the buildup of quagga mussels within the Thames is a problem.