This belongs to our “Workaholic” collection - pen tray.
While people spend 8hours+ in the offices, their desks are the little regime so people would decorate their desk or cubical with own style to establish their identities.
We always believe that something function and practical can also be artistic so we use concrete, something that not being paid much attention on, to create a pen tray with the wave top which pens can be separated.
We use pink and white concrete to create this concrete pen tray with pattern which belongs to our Sakura series -
March and April are the Sakura (or Cherry Blossom) season
Inspired by the short blossoming time, we handmade pink concrete creations, named “Sakura”
Let’s prolong the Sakura blossoming moment
[Measurement of the item]
17cm x 5.5cm x 1.2cm
- storage of pens
- display of necklace, bracelet, earrings or other jewellery
- white background with pink line
- pink background with white line (on another listing)
- grey (on another listing)
- dark grey (on another listing)
[The story behind Sakura series]
The pink concrete creations first came out as customised items for a corporate marketing event in April 2017.
I can tell how excited the people were over the comment they left on the online platform after seeing these pink concrete!
So, from May to July in 2017, when we had our first popup at The Eslite Spectrum Tsim Sha Tsui, we named the pink concrete series as “Sakura” and “Sakura” creations are exclusive to our popup, I.e. 3-month time, this echoes with the Sakura: the transience of the blossoms and the exquisite beauty
During that 3-month popup, the general public have changed their perceptions on concrete: concrete is cold, rough and dull
And after popup, the “Sakura” creations are in the storage, not showing on our online platform nor displayed in our studio
[Our brand concept]
Our creations show the authentic color and texture of concrete. Let this neglected material be the main material or even the sole material
That is true that the “Sakura” series are not showing the authentic color of concrete hence “Sakura” series is not our regular items
However, the production is no difference with other creations say “Thunderstorm” series: we “draw” inside the mould and this is how the pattern is created, no other raw material is added to the concrete mixture during the process, nor coating to finish off. We would like to keep the authentic look of the concrete as we well as minimalism. The whole making process (pourin, unmolding, sanding) is done by us in Hong Kong. Each creation has its unique marbling pattern. We hope that our creations can bring you a touch of lifestyle at your home or workplace
[A little note that you may wanna know]
*** This item is a fair faced concrete item.
*** Fair faced concrete is a concrete surface that on completion of the forming process, requires no further treatment other than curing. No painting nor patching to cover up any defects. So the technique and perfect control is the key to achieve a piece of quality fair faced concrete. One need to touch and feel it in person in order to enjoy this highest level of craftsmanship.
*** no worries if water just splash on it, the beads turn a bit dark, after a while when the beads are dried, you can see the original color. However this means if its tea or coffee go on it then stains lasts.
*** Tiny little bubble is expected. For those who have concern on the bubble, then we are afraid concrete may not be your choice
*** Since all of our concrete creations are handmade so we cannot guarantee on exactly how the marbling pattern goes
*** For those creations solely in grey, since those are handmade and due to the characteristic of concrete, there is possibility that the grey tone may not be even.
*** To clean it, simply use a clean cloth with clear water, no cleansing material is needed. Kind reminder, cleansing material often with color that the color will leave the mark on the items
Handmade in Hong Kong