February 16, 2012
Last November, we took a look at some concrete furniture designs and saw how the monolithic, sculptural splendor of Brutalism could be brought indoors. The use of concrete for domestic design objects has yielded some extraordinary results, reinvigorating what architects like Oscar Niemeyer and Le Corbusier did decades ago by molding the material embodiment of mass production to evoke decidedly poetic emotional responses. Italian designers Luca Pevere and Paolo Lucidi are likewise mixing the industrial with the artisanal in their latest design endeavor Boiacca, a long, slender table shaped from fluid cement. More after the jump.