Eggshells to Pufferfish…From the Mundane to the Unusual
Our deep material knowledge and innovative solutions-driven approach has made us the partner of choice for some of the world’s best- known luxury brands
We complement the needs of luxury goods makers for materials to differentiate their market offerings. And with sustainability high on consumers’ agendas, Nature Squared’s ethos and values impart credibility.
We have produced dashboards and other car interior components featuring eggshell, sea shell, tobacco leaves and feathers. Passing the testing regime of each automotive company is arduous and requires specialist knowledge. On our team, we have people with prior automotive experience which is invaluable.
We have supplied the component barrels to various pen makers. This image features the Moon Pearl pen by Mont Blanc, whose barrel has inlay from the shell of the Black pearl oyster. Looking deceptively simple, each shell strip has been cut from a single shell. The precision of the compound curve and the fragility of such thin strips call for mastery of handcraft.
As sweat is corrosive, extensive testing underpins the visual and tactile attractions of the finished item.
In 2018, at the behest of wallpaper handmade, we collaborated with Singaporean jewellery designer Olivia Lee to produce some stunning pieces themed around Wellness. This screen features guinea fowl feathers, pearl shell, Vines and shagreen. The feathers, shells and shagreen have been inlaid to preserve their natural texture, thus providing an added sensory dimension to its visually arresting appearance.
We also produced some stunning clutch bags: one in orange pufferfish skin and the other in a naturally Bordeaux-coloured shell.