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Based Upon Surface creates hand made finishes using liquid metals, resins and lacquers. Typical applications are wall paneling, sculptural forms, fixed joinery, free standing furniture, doors and flooring.
Based Upon's textured surfaces are available to be specified as surface finishes within architectural and interiors projects. Taking inspiration from elements such as stingray skin, laburnum leaves, or the fine lines on human skin, Based Upon has developed a rich and varied collection of surface features using construction-ready materials.
Based Upon Surfaces may be hung like wall paintings, or used to create detailed feature walls or monolithic furniture pieces. The surfaces also make visually-stimulating ceilings or hard-wearing metal floors that subtly evolve over time.
Working the metal from a liquid to a solid state, Based Upon plays with the changing state of the material, and experiments with the way the liquid metal dries, drips or settles upon a surface. The finishing process includes sanding and polishing to excavate the metal from beneath the earth-like surface that forms, allowing the application of traditional metal techniques.