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Besler​ ​&​ ​Sons launches speckled terrazzo home accessories

Flecks of coloured glass and marble chips pattern these terrazzo objects for the home by Los Angeles studio Besler​ ​&​ ​Sons.

The set of Props features four different shapes: The​ ​Classic​ ​Wedge,​ ​The​ ​Personal​ ​Pan​ ​Pizza, The​ ​Soupcan​ ​and​ ​The​ ​Snubnose​ ​Wedge.

Props by Besler & Sons

They can be used as bookends, doorstops, paperweights and serving platters, or as decorative pieces in a home or office.

Besler​ ​&​ ​Sons, founded by husband-and-wife ​Erin​ ​and​ ​Ian​ ​Besler, handmade each piece by adding the glass and marble chips to a cement mixture, then casting it in moulds.


​After​ ​curing​ ​overnight,​ ​the​ ​hardened​ ​terrazzo​ ​is​ ​wet-ground​​ ​and​ ​polished​ ​to​ ​expose​ the colourful pieces.

Terrazzo has been used for centuries as a construction and finish material in buildings – most commonly flooring, thanks to its durability.

Props by Besler & Sons

Other recent applications have included a camouflaged furniture installation by Max Lamb and inside a Singapore restaurant by Barber and Osgerby's Universal Design Studio.

Besler​ ​&​ ​Sons has taken a similar approach to updating the material, but on a smaller scale.

Props by Besler & Sons

"​This​ ​limited-run​ ​collection​ ​takes​ ​an updated​ ​view​ ​on​ ​that​ ​process​ ​to​ ​create​ ​a​ ​series​ ​of​ ​elegant,​ ​minimal​ ​objects​ ​for​ ​your​ ​home​ ​or​ ​office," Besler​ ​&​ ​Sons said.

Base hues for the geometric objects – white, pink and lilac – were chosen to reference elements of Downtown Los Angeles, like the storefronts of the Jewellery District and ​the classic​ movie​ ​theatre ​entryways​.

Props by Besler & Sons

"​The​ ​colour​ ​palette of​ ​the​ ​terrazzo​ ​collection​ ​draws​ ​on​ ​the​ ​elegant,​ ​understated​ ​tones​ ​that​ ​capture​ ​the​ ​iconic,​ ​sun-drenched splendour​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Pacific​ ​coast," said the designers.

The Beslers recently moved from Chicago to LA, which is a growing hub for architects and designers.

Their Props are currently available from the city's MOCA Store on Grand Avenue and at the Craft and Folk Art Museum Shop.