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Meet the Makers
The Creative Team behind Luxcrete
Founders Matt and Jade Blomgren are the creative team behind Luxcrete Designer Concrete. With strong backgrounds in design and manufacture, plus mastery in traditional concreting and formerly shop fitting, the pair saw a trend emerging on the Australian design landscape and leapt in. In 2017, they moved to combine these strengths to launch Luxcrete Designer Concrete.
Luxcrete specialise in hand crafted in-situ and precast polished concrete bench tops, basins, outdoor kitchens, vanities and modern architectural pieces for residential and commercial properties.
Specialised mix designs result in high performance concrete, which have opened up a whole new world of potential for the consumer. Bespoke concrete pieces are now a colourful, lighter weight and stylish reality in the modern space. The surface finish of any piece is determined by the mix design as well as the method of application. Clients can choose a close-to-flawless cream finish, through to a raw, textural, tonal finish, and we chat with our clients to determine space and use in order to come up with something right for them.
It’s a great thought that what we make gets better with age, and is considered a green option due to its longevity. Concrete develops its own natural patina over the years, and tells tales of its past in a way that not many mediums are able to. I love the story that things hold. I love that, indirectly, we’re in the business of bringing people together to eat and laugh and enjoy each others company as they sit and make and talk around a piece of furniture that has had immense amounts of conscious effort put into its existence.
Whether a sleek nude integral vanity, or a raw textural dining top posing as the hero piece to the room, designer concrete is on trend and it’s here to stay.
‘Our core focus is to bring simple, honest, handmade design to the fore, with a focus on the natural beauty of the concrete. When we pour and strip a piece – the anticipation of seeing it for the first time never gets old. No two pieces are ever the same, and the natural voids and subtle tonal differences mean that we let the piece guide the finishing process. That’s just how we like to design’.