Basis Rho is a neo-terrazzo for the 21st century: fusing pigmented cement with leftover coloured glass. All of our products are the result of handmade processes, manufactured in our Berlin studio. Due to each object’s unique design, slight variations in glass colour and form are expected. This makes each object a one-of-a-kind collectable, capable of being used in an infinite array of stylizations.
As a female artist duo, we invented Basis Rho out of a collective desire for a transparent and ‘polypositional’ material. This material would transcend all uses, from walls, to floors, to buildings, to objects. Emerging from the crosscurrents of fine art and design, our material equally has an artistic edge: multicoloured glass leftovers are carefully arranged within a fine cement matrix. We therefore fully intend our objects to appear both decorative and invite tactility. We design and manufacture each bespoke piece in close collaboration with our concrete and glass partners, also based in and around our studio in Lichtenberg, Berlin. Basis Rho is plastic free, and we pride ourselves in using regionally sourced aggregates.