Perhaps it’s because of its exotic provenance or perhaps because it connects us to nature, but tadelakt is quickly becoming a favorite amongst minimalist contemporary designers and architects. A plaster that has a special application and finish, tadelakt was originally invented and used by the Berbers in Morocco. It was used for walls, sinks, showers and drinking vessels. It feels both sophisticated and rudimentary at the same time.

Tadelakt is a waterproof lime-based plaster that has been given a coat of olive oil soap to protect it. Originally, it was found in medium brown and ochre tones, but nowadays can be created in all types of neutral shades. Check out our slideshow to see some of our favorite examples.