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Designer Neal Aronowitz Designs with a Ground-Breaking New Material

 - Jan 12, 2018
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2017 People's Choice Award Winner Neil Aronowitz appropriates Concrete Canvas technology to open up new avenues for the use of concrete in art, design and architecture. The 'Whorl' series is a collection of minimalist concept prototypes that exhibit the light, lyrical forms of the "concrete cloth on a roll." It is an ultimate contradiction of the established sense of heaviness and rawness people usually associate with concrete.

The Concrete Canvas is a fabric, coated by hand with pigmented cement mortar. The challenge consists in stretching the material for aesthetic purposes, while simultaneously creating an utilitarian object for everyday use. Therefore, the designed fluid objects require new casting and forming techniques, meaning that the practices and possibilities of Concrete Canvas are ripe and designers have only grazed the surface.