Carbon Dioxide-Absorbing Graphene-Infused Paints Inspired By Birds, Blooms & Bedrock
Award-winning textile designer, Lorna Syson, will launch her first collaboration with a paint company at Decorex (6th-9th October 2019, Olympia, London). She has devised three complementary paint palettes – Birds, Blooms and Bedrock – in partnership with ultra-sustainable paint manufacturer, Graphenstone. The carbon dioxide absorbing, energy saving, durable paints will be made available to interior designers, decorators and consumers under the Graphenstone by Lorna Syson name.
Derived from raw natural mineral limestone, Graphenstone paints are carbon neutral: as the paints cure over their lifetime, each square metre absorbs 120 grams of carbon dioxide from the local environment.
The paints are also infused with graphene, the strongest material known to science. The graphene enhances hardness, durability, compression, tensile strength, elasticity and coverage of the paints by forming a transparent nanolevel mesh which is fully encapsulated within the paints. These qualities result in significant savings in materials consumption, maintenance, manpower, time-to-completion and overall costs.
Birds, Blooms & Bedrock
The Graphenstone by Lorna Syson palettes include exclusive colours mixed to Lorna’s specification at Graphenstone’s new factory in Norfolk. They are consistent with the ecological themes of Lorna’s designs and offer the perfect setting for her fabrics and homewares. The Birds palette includes the colours Cockatoo, Heron and Kingfisher. Cotton, Iris, Meadow and Silver Brunia make up the Blooms palette. The Bedrock palette is composed of Chalk, Coral, Jade and Zinc. Interior designers, decorators, specifiers, contractors and consumers can select colours from across the palettes to fulfil their creative visions for their rooms.
“I prefer to work with organisations and materials that share my values. My commitment to the natural world isn’t just represented in my creativity and design choices – it’s a value that runs through my entire workflow. As well as achieving colourful interiors that reflect gorgeous natural tones, I want to encourage interior designers and consumers to embrace materials that avoid polluting the environment through their production and application, like Graphenstone,” said Lorna Syson.
“Lorna’s direction has enabled us to produce unique colours that represent the simplified beauty of the British outdoors. She pulled through a couple of neutrals as base colours for Graphenstone by Lorna Syson, but she has also highlighted the pinks and greens in the palettes, drawing out the coral, teal and mint which are trending for 2019/2020,” said Graphenstone’s UK Managing Director, Patrick Folkes.
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