Surface

based upon Surface creates hand made finishes using liquid metals, resins and lacquers. It has been acclaimed worldwide and is winner of the 2009 FX Design Awards.

based upon Surface has featured extensively in some of the largest yachts, most prestigious commercial developments and finest homes. Typical applications are wall panelling, sculptural forms, fixed joinery, free standing furniture, doors and flooring. Public spaces in which our surfaces can be viewed include Donna Karan London and New York, Nobu London and Milan, London’s the May Fair Hotel and Fortnum & Mason London.

Our process works with most metals, mixing them like paints to create a range of alloys and blends to produce bespoke surfaces to complement a scheme. Applied as a liquid, built up in layers and then worked by hand to reveal the layers beneath, we achieve an intricate and painterly aesthetic.

We are always striving to create the most innovative surfaces anywhere in the world and we do so with passion and artistic integrity. We think and make as
artists, but operate with professionalism and precision enabling us to be trusted with large contracts for some of the world’s most prestigious projects.

Selection of images from Based Upon Surface projects.

Our Specialist Surfaces are multi layered or hand carved surfaces that are understood as artworks when used at scale.

Our Textured Collection is inspired by nature and often cast directly from it. The surfaces contain the precious imperfections of nature, the idiosyncratic blemishes that define character. Our textured surfaces are designed to wear gracefully.

Based Upon worked with the masterful Michael Leach Design to create an extensive portfolio of surfaces for the multi award winning superyacht MY Palladium.

A wonderful Roman apartment for a very considered collector and designer. Designed by Contemporanea based upon collaborated to create doors, flooring and furniture.

Based Upon worked with designer David Collins to create a number of interior and exterior features at Nobu Berkley in London.