- story by MaterialDistrict
Updated, originally published September 28, 2014: The British company Graphic Relief is made up of a combination of artists, engineers and technicians who specialize in creating luxurious surface reliefs, patterns and effects in different sizes and materials. The textures can be very deep reliefs, as shown in this publication, or smooth with photographic detail.
The materials Graphic Relief utilise to create their surfaces include concrete as well as metals and other castable materials. Nearly all of their designs are bespoke.
To make their surfaces, they work from digital files to create highly detailed relief moulds into which liquid material is poured and then allowed to set before sealing. Different colours and finishes can be created by altering the ingredients, adding pigments or other materials.
A fully metallic finish is also possible to create by casting materials such as bronze and aluminium.