THE TIMBER TERRAZZO
DESIGNED IN LONDON, MADE IN BRITAIN

Foresso is a practical new sheet material that was inspired by offcuts seen stacked in a carpentry workshop, it celebrates the variety and beauty of end grain timber. We combine traditional casting processes with state-of-the-art manufacturing and a strong focus on sustainability to create unique solutions for architecture and interiors.

 

The London Collection
 

Our first collection is a homage to London's neighbourhoods, with each colourway inspired by the aesthetic and rich history of the city.

Both pleasingly modern and classically styled terrazzo can be found everywhere - from restaurant entryways in Belgravia to flooring in the London Underground. The London Collection takes cues from these familiar places to produce a new and original material.

To compliment each colourway we use timber sourced from trees felled within London.

> See the full collection

 

 
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About

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Our Materials

We use only FSC certified British timber sourced from local sawmills as offcuts or pieces unsuitable for the joinery industry. This is mixed with a binder composed of cement, resin and pigment to produce a durable material.

We are committed to reducing our ecological impact and we continuously improve our production processes to reduce waste and find new ways to incorporate recycled material into Foresso.

"A unique composition of delicate beauty...it's an innovative way of bringing outcast woodshavings back to life" - FX Magazine

> Read our ethical statement

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Formats & Finishing

Foresso is available as a standardised 2.4 x 1.2m sheet material with an FSC birch plywood substrate. It can be cut using standard woodworking tools or CNC machined to fit any project.

The timber is sealed with a hardwax oil to ensure a long-lasting and beautiful surface.

"Beautifully simple yet cleverly made" - Material Lab

> Download specification sheet

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Applications

From café tables to flooring, Foresso is suitable for a range of architectural applications in both commercial and domestic environments. The material can be used to create immersive spaces as well as thoughtful details.

With such a wide range of possibilities our technical team advises on every project to make sure that the most is made of each Foresso sheet.

“Beautiful…and has a far wider range of applications than its forebear.” - Monocle

> Read about Foresso’s applications

Featured Project

Dalston Kitchen

Designed by FIRM-ad

A Foresso floor using London Plane in a white binder to compliment the light and airy space built around a central courtyard in this terraced London house.

> See more projects

Available in very limited stock, you can now buy offcuts and left-over pieces that range from partial sheets to smaller a5 sizes. They are perfect for a wide range of furniture and DIY projects, as well as objects for the home or office to be used as coasters, trays, and the like.

All pieces are refinished before shipping to meet our rigorous quality control standards but no further alterations are possible.

For questions and enquiries to do with our offcuts please email shop@foresso.co.uk

Our final shipping date for 2018 is Monday 17th December.

> Shop offcuts now