Cylinder Concrete Necklace | Copper or Gold Leafing
Inspired by the concrete agricultural storage silos first conceptualized in the late 19th century, this necklace pays homage to some of the original brutalist concrete structures whose forms are purely a product of function. This cylinder includes a metal accent of copper or gold leafing on the bottom 1/3rd. It makes a great gift for someone who wants to make a statement with a subtle abstract touch.
Height: 1 1/4 inch
Diameter: 5/8 inch
Chain Length: 30 inches
Each pendant is made from a special blend of concrete that achieves ridiculous smoothness, maximum strength, and lightness. The pieces are individually cast in handmade molds, and carefully finished in a five part process that ensures all pendants are glass smooth and free of defects. Due to the nature of concrete, each piece has slight variances (i.e. bubbles and color) that add to its charm and character.
"A former architecture student and a builder/gymnastics coach came together to marry the ideas of structure and the human form.
Today we consider ourselves concrete artists, but it wasn't always like that.
I (Olga) struggled with with working in architecture since there was little work using your hands (designing strip malls is really not that exciting either). Aidan loved buildings things, but lacked insipration. With his background in jewelry making/metalsmithing and my not-always-helpful concrete engineering skills, we decided to create some "mini architecture" under the name of Studio Corbelle.
Getting started was quite a struggle: we took over 4 months to find the perfect formula to achieve a final product smoother than anything we've seen. After many failures, tears, and calls to construction companies to procure obscure ingredients, we finally developed it to perfection! We take pride in our proprietary blend and multi-step casting and curing process in order to deliver an exceptional product.
Studio Corbelle stemmed from the idea that concrete could be more than just an industrial building material. It was instant love: concrete and us. We love Bauhaus arts and Brutalist architecture which heavily inspire our designs.
In addition to concrete projects, we enjoy being typical Northwesterners: tending to the garden, beering, frolicking with our dogs, traveling for artisan goods, and brainstorming our next building projects."