Jolijn Pasmans

Department: Man and Identity

Soft Concrete

Why decorate concrete walls, floors and furniture with wallpaper, paint or covers if you can integrate the coating in the basic material? Jolijn Pasmans reveals the soft side of concrete by combining it with fabric during the production process. By adding coloured fibres, cloth or silicones to the mould or pressing soft structures into the not yet hardened surface, she gives the industrial material a refined grid and a delicate look and feel. Definitely something to consider for architects and interior designers: a hairy concrete floor needs no carpet, and a bench with silicone puffs popping out is soft in itself.

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Photographs: Lisa Klappe