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A showroom for ceramics design specially sweets. The ceramics are white, delicate and light as feathers. We’ve chosen to lay them out on a rough concrete countertop to bring the delicacy out.

We went straight to the shop for mockups. Panels were laid and framed with square lumber to create the framework. The concrete was poured and, once hardened, the lumber was to be removed and discarded. However, the organic flush with the inorganic concrete charmed us:

”Why not let it be and use the same lumber for the leg?”
“No, the leg needs more charm.”
“How about carving them and giving a baluster-like charm?”

And so, the legs were carved. This led us to experiment using the same carved timber for the concrete framework. The mixture flowed into the carven area, but the flat spots showed up on the surface. The two were integrated.

Wood and concrete, and the fragile whites on top. The space is rough but warm and with delicacy filling the air.

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