Blog/Brute Force: Five Concrete Designs

Shiu Panbeton concrete wall cladding in collaboration with Neri&Hu, From £280 per panel, Concrete LCDA


Brutalist architecture takes its name from the French 'béton brut' or raw concrete. It's characterised by its geometric, block-like shapes and is a style that flourished from the 1950s to 70s. It is now experiencing a resurgence, this time on a smaller scale, its influence seen in homeware designs. We pieced together the continued appeal of cast concrete and now we're building a case for celebrating a lifestyle in the raw.

1. En Concreteo No.2 - Talud, £450, Liliana Ovalle 2. White plates by FCK Frédérick Gautier, from €14.93 each, SERAX 3. Mold vase, £265, Ligne Roset 4. Industrial wall clock, £57, Warehouse Home