SHOPS WE LOVE: Modern Concrete Decor from OPUSCONCRETE
I’ve been a fan of Mike Davidson’s OPUSCONCRETE for awhile now. It’s been great working with Mike to promote his collection of modern handmade decor. I have a few of them in my studio and they are even better in person.
It’s easy to just focus on the cool planters and sinks in this collection. They’re affordable, incredibly sturdy and versatile. His new line of vessel sinks are just amazing. But there’s more to OPUSCONCRETE than meets the eye.
Mike is a firm believer in sustainability. For instance, he’s created a supply chain that is in close proximity to his Santa Ana, California studio. Also this: “At Opusconcrete, we limit our use of virgin, raw materials by using post-consumer byproducts. We minimize our waste by issuing “batch tickets” for nearly the exact the amount of materials needed for each piece we produce. Our proprietary molds are almost entirely comprised from recycled content designed for long-term use.” Creativity mixes well with sustainability, don’t you think?
Take a look at some of the latest goods from OPUSCONCRETE, especially their new pots and sinks here. You’ll find them in the IAMTHELABShop later today as well.
“Every step of the Opusconcrete manufacturing process is manipulated by hand. Our craft is more closely related to ceramics and sculpting than a construction or manufacturing trade. We set exceptionally high manufacturing tolerances, but value the nuances that inherently come with handcrafted products. Opusconcrete products offer a warm, signature look that can’t be duplicated by mass-production machine processes.” – OPUSCONCRETE
Concrete is a natural stone product comprised of solid, organic materials. Opusconcrete guides nature’s raw materials through each phase of our creation process to its final state. We have taken great care to develop all of our own processes to ensure that the organic nature of the raw material makes each piece unique unto itself; no two pieces are ever alike. We enjoy, with great anticipation and excitement, removing each piece from its mold to behold what meticulous craft and mother natures hand has created. – OPUSCONCRETE
The “Modern Farmhouse” with slot drain is a premium hybrid to contemporary styling mixed with traditional design. This is the largest of the OPUSCONCRETE vessel sink offerings, handcast and diligently finished throughout to capture the organic nature of the raw materials. Great for a luxurious master suite or in a series at a fine dining establishment.
Universal drain assembly is built in, sink comes with stainless steel tailpipe. Each sink is treated with a series of coatings on all surfaces for residential, hospitality and retail use.
All sizes are nominal and there will be subtle variation throughout that is inherent with handmade products. – SEE IT HERE