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Rough Textures
"Lava stone made a lot of appearances in projects by emerging designers last year, and we think its popularity is likely to grow in 2017—it's a natural material, but feels more new and unexpected and strange, and also connects back to both Brutalism and the work of Luis Barragan (who lined the floors of his home in Mexico City with it)," say the Sight Unseen co-founders.

"There’s also concrete itself, as well as sand, used recently in the work of Fernando Mastrangelo (shown here), Steven Haulenbeek, and Kueng Caputo, among others."