Intriguing and uncommon, these concrete occasional tables, envisioned by talented designers from Souda designs, are really something that grab your focus from the very initial moment, and if you are a fan of industrial design, then you will surely uncover the Kreten side tables original and desirable. Made and manufactured in Brooklyn, New York, the Kreten tables are an exciting take on the standard wooden tables, the particulars generating it look especially odd and entertaining.
The notion of making such furnishings pieces started as an exploration into the omnipresence of concrete in our built environment and its predominance in many industrial applications, truth that led to the perception that concret is a cold, lifeless material. The result is a surprising mixture of fluid design inspired by tree trunks that appears nice and fresh in home interior, being as uniquely expressive as they are properly-crafted.
Considering how was attainable to accomplish such forms? Well, trhough a concrete molding procedure: every table was individually formed in a rubberized-fabric that is stretched over an armature, then filled with fiberglass reinforced concrete. Combining the weight of the concrete and the stretch of the fabric, it came out their organic shape, special, basic but powerful, really distinct from every other. Various finishes had been given at the end of the design approach.
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