From DIY Cement Candle Holders to Concrete Smartphone Cradles

By: Michael Hemsworth - Published: Jul 17, 2013
Whether it's a push backwards towards a Brutalist ethos or simply a clean material for product construction, this collection of concrete desk accessories proves the heavy trend is in full swing. The terms concrete and cement are often interchanged because of the variations that exist between the two building materials, but whichever way you choose to describe these designs it doesn't distract from the exceptional level of minimalistic aesthetic.

There are a variety of ways to add concrete or cement desk accessories including a cradle for your smartphone or a lamp that's constructed with tough angular elements. Whichever is chosen, it's the artistically flexible nature of cement and concrete that allows it to seamlessly blend into its surroundings without seeming too harsh, out of place or modern.