Skratching the surface of extreme funkiness
I’m always on the lookout for funky, head-turning homes, so when I saw this sculpted interior on Houzz.com, I was captivated.
The beautiful designs are made, literally, from “Skratch” –
Skratch is an architectural innovation in creating load bearing structures, sculptures, 3d ornamentation, seamless moldings and fabrication for the construction of earth based architecture.
The company is called Skratchworks and they are based out of Salt Lake City, Utah.
Skratch is essentially a really durable and malleable sculpting medium made from plant fiber and quarried minerals. It is said not to rot, mold or mildew, and to be virtually fire-proof.
Works with and bonds to most surfaces through mechanical adhesion, drys by evaporation, and when set is hard as a rock, warm to the touch. Expands and contracts with the seasons and can be easily sealed for exterior use on cars, buildings, statues and installs.
The folks at Skratchworks not only do residential adornment, they also do commercial work like this eye-popping bar…
Skratchworks also offers an interactive co-operative, so anyone in the world can learn how to Skratch!
They specialize in fantastical, funky custom designs:
But geometric forms are possible too…
Skratchworks also designs unique furnishings:
Not sure what this is (below), but it is really cute in a WALL•E robot kind of way…
And for you car buffs – Skratchworks has you covered too…
How fabulous is that?
(That’s one of the Skratch guys pictured above.)