Sunday, September 1, 2013

Concrete Lamps

It's always exciting to see  concrete being used in a way you least expect it.  You normally think of lighting as, well... "light." Itai Bar-on is an Israeli company that has introduced a line of concrete lamps called the Bullet Collection. 

Photo credit Yael Engelhart

The light is diffused through a Perspex  (acrylic) plate and they are available in a variety of different tints such as orange, blue or grey. Their web site explains that is was a collaboration between Itai Bar-on and Oded Webman, a Tel-Aviv based designer.

Their free-form concrete tiles are also worth checking out.


Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Hard Goods: Concrete Furniture

Hard Goods make lovely concrete and steel chairs. They don't reveal the concrete mix that enables them to be so thin, but Design Milk mentions it is an "engineered concrete". This is usually code for adding pozzolans and fibres and balancing everything perfectly. 

No. 002 Modern Muskoka Chair

The owner of Hard Goods, Brandon Gore, has a great statement about cost and quality on his own website

“As with all things in life, you get what you pay for. My price is a direct reflection of the quality of work I produce. If budget is your deciding factor, then I am absolutely not the right person for you. I am not the WalMart of craftsmanship. However, if you value expertise, distinction, and knowing that you bought the best, then I’m the craftsman you’ve been looking for.” I couldn't agree more.

                                Thanks to for their article here.