AB concrete design disproves stereotypes with concretediction AB concrete design disproves stereotypes with concretediction
nov 09, 2013

AB concrete design disproves stereotypes with concretediction

AB concrete design disproves stereotypes with concretediction
all images courtesy of AB concrete design

 

 

 

combining both hard and soft states of concrete into one, ‘concretediction’ by hungarian studio AB concrete design creates an illusionary impression of the material. the contradiction between the solid material and the soft-looking forms was achieved using plastic bags in the cradling process, shaping the concrete’s natural appearance. during this phase of the process, metals parts were also inserted so they fit in organically. the shells in the cradle were formed freely with the plastic bags in a controlled environment, so that each has a unique shape. the hangers were also made with various moulds to create the different pieces. ‘concretediction’ aims to break the cold, industrial look of the material, giving it a new gentle touch.

 

 


the combination of both hard and soft concrete materials creates an illusionary impression

 

 


the shelf contrasts between its soft looking exterior and the material used to make it

 

 


the soft-looking forms were achieved using plastic bags in the cradling process

 

 


metals parts were inserted during the shaping process, so they fit in organically

 

 


the hanger

 

 


hanger in use

 

 


shelf in use

 

 

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