What goes around usually comes back around in the world of design, and some of the latest proof of this is terrazzo's major resurgence in recent years. We called it first in 2016, but the terrazzo trend is now in full swing. Used throughout history, first in Venetian palazzos, Milanese lobbies, and then in Miami and Memphis art deco buildings, the material is perhaps most reminiscent of your middle school cafeteria flooring.
Today, terrazzo is making a comeback not only as a type of flooring but also as a material of choice for backsplashes, furniture, and lighting. The terrazzo of today is also distinct, featuring chunkier marble pieces and colorful patterns in hues ranging from Millennial Pink to Gen-Z Yellow. Want to adopt the trend in your own space? We rounded up the most interesting renditions of terrazzo design by anyone from artists and furniture designers to mass retailers. There's a little something for everyone.
Artist Carly Jo Morgan has been creating beautiful furniture and lighting pieces featuring pink and black terrazzo, and we want every single item.
Tom Dixon jumped on the terrazzo trend with a scented candle featuring notes of bergamot, lemon, green fig, Gaiac wood, and vetiver.
Cantonese design studio Bentu Design has been creating beautiful and affordable terrazzo lighting starting at only $224.
Deny Designs has also jumped on the terrazzo train with these quirky and affordable pillows.
Brooklyn-based design studio Trueing has been creating terrazzo mirrors inspired by the honed floors of Milanese lobbies and Venetian palazzos.
The easiest way to add the terrazzo trend in your home? This set of three terrazzo tins by Ferm Living, available in two colors.
UK designer Tino Seubert created a series of terrazzo vases, presented at the David Gill Gallery exhibition Vases & Vessels, curated by Gianluca Longo. These are true collector's pieces.
Even CB2 has adopted the terrazzo trend with this Shiro table lamp, which uses a tone-on-tone application of the material.
Made by L.A.-based husband-and-wife team Besler & Sons, these Snubnose Wedges can be used as bookends, doorstops, or paperweights.
Combine form and function with these Hay Terrazzo tables, which come in three shapes and colorways.
Adopt the trend with these stylish planters by Brooklyn-based studio Fort Standard, which makes eye-catching furniture and accessories in beautiful materials.
Each of these terrazzo pendants is made using recycled materials, making your eye-catching lighting an eco-conscious purchase.
This indoor/outdoor terrazzo confetti table is handmade in Los Angeles by Laun design studio. This is the type of piece you'll keep forever.
Next up: Is this the new Carrara marble?