ShellShock Designs is a rather unique company. They started off life manufacturing extremely high-quality mother of pearl for use in high end photographs frames and jewellery boxes. This then spurred the idea to try mother of pearl mosaics for interior design in the UK. With Jonathan Kern at the helm the business used family links (his Chinese wife) to establish the ability to source not only mother of pearl but a wide variety of opulent materials from the absolute best China has to offer buying our machinery from Italy, Germany and Switzerland ensuring the very best standards and quality.
ShellShock work with interior designers, architects, construction companies, hotel chains, restaurants, cruise liners, super yacht shipyards and similar to source not only materials such as mother of pearl, precious & semi-precious stones, translucent faux onyx and glass mosaics but also completely bespoke products including chandeliers, shell & stone basins and even a complete range of very realistic artificial plants and trees and silky soft bamboo viscose floor and wall carpets.
Where ShellShock comes into its own is the ability to use their wide network of suppliers to source the materials or products specified to us that are not from our own collections. The customer can rest assured that the production, packaging, and shipping will all be taken care of with no hassle. Additionally, ShellShock ensure that all the relevant safety standards are met and safety compliance certificates supplied.
One of the more interesting lines they produce is the Recycled Old Ship Wood. This sees wood reclaimed from old fishing boats that have been abandoned or outlived their usage. The wood is recovered, cut and treated to create some simply stunning items ranging from wall coverings to tables and chairs. It is quite a remarkable process and you can see it in action at https://www.shellshockdesigns.com/project/recycled-old-ship-wood-process/
Other recent lines include the development of super thin flexible natural stone to 0.8mm thickness and natural alabaster ceiling, wall and floor lighting with both CE and UL quality and safety certifications.
A really exiting feature of some of the materials in the collection is that they are translucent and so they can be backlit. ShellShock also produce Mitsubishi LED light panels to the exact measurements of the translucent panels they backlight with a totally equal distribution of light and no shadowing. This really brings out the natural beauty in the stone or shell and make an incredibly attractive feature. ShellShock’s website features example projects including a luxury yacht with a backlit onyx bar and black agate feature wall.