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A Concrete Comeback

Concrete – a cold, hard unforgiving material reminiscent of 70s Eastern block buildings and industrial flooring? No longer my friends. Concrete is being transformed.

Check these out …

Like Paper concrete lights via fastcodesign

Pendant lights that look like crumpled paper are, in actual fact, made of concrete. German designers Miriam Aust and Sebastian Amelung’s Like Paper collection completely blows one’s usual thoughts of concrete out of the water. Using a rotation method of moulding, the designers spent a year and a half perfecting their idea and, wow, did it pay off! Read more about them over at FastCoDesign.

Like Paper concrete lights via fastcodesign

Something closer to home – the humble candleholder. Nice

Concrete candleholders via a piece of cake

What about concrete jewellery?

Concrete rings by 22 Design Studio in Taiwan

A sketch pencil

Concrete sketch pencil by 22 Design Studio Taiwan

Or mini concrete speakers?

Concrete speaker by Anaesthetic Design

It seems the possibilities are endless.

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