It is no longer a secret that a trip to nature can work wonders. As a lightning-like mood enhancer, we instantly feel more relaxed and alive; after all, nature has served us as a retreat to gather strength since time immemorial. The new coffee table book Eco Materials shows how we can bring this calming energy from outdoors indoors: with the help of a wide variety of eco-materials, a feel-good atmosphere à la Mother Nature can easily be recreated within our own four walls. Cork, bamboo and the like create a restrained aesthetic whose harmonious effect we won’t want to miss in the future.
Claire Bingham is an interior design journalist and author who has been discovering, writing about and photographing fantastic homes for almost twenty years. Previously, she was home decor editor at Elle Decoration. She writes about interiors, travel, perfume and food for publications around the world, including The Observer and Telegraph magazines, Architectural Digest and House & Garden. She is also the author of numerous books. More is More was her eleventh book, with teNeues Publishing. It followed A Scented World, which was published in 2019. The inspirational books Patterns and Modern Glam for which she wrote the forewords will be published in autumn 2022.