I’ve been dropping concrete items into the monthly design blog now pretty consistently, it’s about time I dedicated a whole blog post to my favorite material.
...and so the obsession continues, concrete and lamps! The best of both worlds!
I’m a huge fan of this lamp! The tough concrete and soft silicone work in harmony to create an industrial lamp with a soft glow. The line where these materials meet is jagged, showcasing the contrasting materials. Dutch designer, Renate Vos, has created this beautiful lighting collection.
It’s exactly as it sounds and it’s fantastic. Swiss designer Stefan Zwicky has taken on recreating the iconic LC2 armchair by Le Corbusier. We associate armchairs with comfort and relaxing, and in contrast the concrete armchair, emphasises the cold nature of the material. The armchair looks visually heavy with stacked concrete and wrapped in reinforced steel.
The Falt lamp, part of the FALT series comes from German designer Tim Macherodt. The lamp is made from fibre reinforced concrete, which is rolled out and formed over molds to create shapes that are not achievable using conventional concrete casting methods. The lamp itself has a material thickness of only 2.7mm and weighs less than 1.400 grams. The contrasting yellow cable looks great with the dark grey concrete and could not be left out of this list!
By combining a sealed concrete exterior with a steel and fiber frame, this stool is lighter weight than similar fully concrete pieces, making it a more practical item. Saying that, it’s still a pretty hefty 79 pounds, but lighter than most similar designs and enables the user to move this between rooms and change the position of it with more ease. The sealed geometric surfaces completely hide the reinforced interior structure. Available in two colours, light grey or anthracite and a dark grey wool stool cover is available to add extra comfort.
Possibly my favorite design in the list! I love the fact that this design has a built in book holder, it’s such a nice feature. This whole collection gives a nod to Art Deco whilst staying modern and minimalist. Often a harsh material, the concrete is softened by the pale pink and black doors. I really love this piece!