It’s one of the key elements of industrial interior design: concrete. And it’s also a popular material for use in a modern home. With its raw, basic touch and appearance, it is perfect for providing an edge to the overall look of a room. Concrete pendant lights, concrete furniture and modern concrete cast homewares all set the tone for an undeniably stylish design.

Here are some inspiring examples of cool concrete design objects.

Tadao via Beacon

Tadao via Beacon

Tadao Pendant Light

The Tadao pendant features a hand-made, light weight concrete shade for a distinct, original look. Each individual shade has its own texture, including minor embellishments which adds to its own beauty and character and means that no two Tadaos will look exactly the same. Also features a fine black-and-white check cloth suspension cord, and chrome ceiling canopy. With an even spread of light, Tadao works well over a kitchen bench, either side of the bed above bedside tables, or clustered together and suspended at different heights for a bold look.

From $129 | Beacon Lighting

 

Concrete Shaving Set via HardtoFind

Concrete Shaving Set via HardtoFind

Concrete Shaving Set

This quite unique grey soft concrete shaving bowl was designed by Lovisa Wattman and is manufactured in Sweden by the Iris Hantverk Company. It is filled with a Muehle Sandalwood Shaving Soap and comes with hand-made shaving brush with maple wood handle topped by pure badger hair. The brush is made by visually impaired craftsmen at the Iris Hantverk Company.

$249 | hardtofind

 

Slab Coffee Table via Slab

Slab Coffee Table via Slab

Slab Concrete Coffee Table

This beautiful sleek design is the perfect accent to any modern living room. Made from fiberstone with a Sure Seal protective coat.

$1145 | Slab Homewares

 

4th Dimension Clock via Slab Homewares

4th Dimension Clock via Slab Homewares

4th Dimension Concrete Clock

A wall clock made of cement by Slab Homewares. The form of the clock is like a spiral staircase, and the hands are on its top level. Light and shadow changes with time in this clock. The concept of 4th Dimension Clock is to link time and space.

$275 | Slab Homewares

 

Jack Speaker via Anaesthetic

Jack Speaker via Anaesthetic

Jack Speaker

Jack is a bluetooth speaker individually hand crafted from concrete and wood, giving it a unique combination of raw individuality and increased sound quality. At first the design appears simple and subtle, but upon closer inspection reveals a highly technical construction method. The speaker housing is made of hand cast concrete, ensuring each speaker is unique, while the crossbar is made from turned hardwood. The concrete boasts a compressive strength that is more than 10x that of standard concrete.

Prototype only | Anaesthetic