material_play - INTERIORS OF SALT / by Annabelle Guldner

material_play - THERE'S MORE TO SALT THAN MEETS THE FOOD... Ever thought about using Salt as a building product or decorative surface? Well, here it is and it couldn't be more fascinating!

The beautiful red tones derived from backlit red salt bricks result in a serene, relaxing and cozy atmosphere. The abundance of red salt, its sustainable properties, its transparence and overall aesthetic qualities make it an unique and fascinating building material. There are other minerals with the same transparent properties but they are too rare to be used as a building resource, or their crystals are too small to manufacture into a brick form. However, to achieve the optimal light transparency red salt needs to maintain a high degree of purity, at least 97%. Red salt that exhibits that kind of purity can be found between the Indus and Himalaya and is called Indussalt. 
I can think of a million applications for this exciting and fascinating material that we are all so used to.... just in a different way!

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