Small concrete in Hong Kong

By Penny Craswell

Two recent graduates of architecture from Hong Kong University have created All Goods of Concrete, a new range of products exploring the use of concrete in small-scale objects and accessories. Yip Yi Kwan Jennifer and Lee Ka Anthony first started to experiment with concrete when building architectural models at university.

“Concrete appeared to be a dirty and difficult material to handle at the time,” says Jennifer. “Only when we started using it to make study models did we appreciate its simple and pretty texture.”

Mahjong in concrete, by Small Goods of Concrete. Photo: supplied, The Design Writer blog
Mahjong in concrete, by Small Goods of Concrete. Photo: supplied

 

In February 2016, the pair decided to extend their university experimentation with concrete, inspired by architects such as Tadao Ando who use it at a larger scale, pushing the boundaries of the material into industrial design and home decoration.

“We love the unique and surprising outcome of concrete casts, which turn out to be a special kind of art,” says Jennifer. “Meanwhile we are still working towards the aim of bringing more architectural elements to our design, hoping more people can learn about the beauty of concrete.”

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Concrete plant pot by All Goods of Concrete. The Design Writer blog.
Concrete plant pot by All Goods of Concrete. Image: supplied
Concrete object by All Goods of Concrete. The Design Writer blog.
Concrete object by All Goods of Concrete. Image: supplied
Concrete cube earrings by All Goods of Concrete. The Design Writer blog.
Concrete cube earrings by All Goods of Concrete. Image: supplied

One thought on “Small concrete in Hong Kong

  • August 23, 2016 at 2:42 am
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    One of my favorite materials, the possibilities are endless in all aspects of design not just landscape design

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