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Design and Create Curved Furniture with Concrete

A course by EN·CONCRETO
Custom Artisanal Furniture Workshop. Zapopan, Mexico.
Joined July 2019
, Custom Artisanal Furniture Workshop

Learn to build concrete furniture with recycled materials to get a terrazzo finish

  • Best seller Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 98% positive reviews (205)
  • 11119 students

Learn to build concrete furniture with recycled materials to get a terrazzo finish



Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 98% positive reviews (205)
  • 11119 students
  • 17 lessons (3h 25m)
  • 14 additional resources (8 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

From small-scale decorative pieces to furniture for public spaces, the versatility of concrete goes far beyond that of a basic material for construction sites. Carolina and Eduardo, partners and founders of En Concreto, are fully aware of its potential and take advantage of this renewable raw material to create environmentally-friendly and functional art using sustainable processes.

After teaching the basics in Concrete Furniture Creation for Beginners, in this course, your instructors take creativity to the next level and show you how to craft unique concrete designs with built-in environmental awareness. Learn how to create medium-sized concrete furniture with organic shapes using recyclable materials. Experiment with different shapes, functions, textures, and colors beyond the gray scale and see how to put a terrazzo finish on your work.

What will you learn in this online course?

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. Mold design and preparation
  • U3
    U3. Mixing and casting preparation
  • U4
    U4. Final detail: how to achieve an incredible finish
  • FP
    FP Final project
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Start the course by meeting Carolina and Eduardo, the founders of En Concreto. They tell you about what they've learned throughout five years of working with this material and where they plan to go with it. They also share some of the artists, architects, businesses, and initiatives that motivate them to continue creating.

Dive straight in and see the materials for your project one by one and discover where you can find them. Learn about the importance of a mold and how to make one that allows you to build any piece you can imagine.

Create a mix by calculating the volume of your table and prepare the recycled aggregate that will give it a spectacular terrazzo finish. Explore the wonders of color and experiment with powdered pigments to modify color intensity for your creations.

After you've poured your mixture and taken it out of the mold, it's time to put finishing touches on your table. Learn how to use a grinder to polish your work and attach the legs to the table top. Finally, see how to care for your piece and keep it in perfect condition for years to come.

What is this course's project?

Build a coffee table with a terrazzo finish using recycled plastic.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

Curious and creative minds and anyone who wants to learn how to work with concrete.

Requirements and materials

No prior knowledge is needed, but it will be easier to follow the course if you've already taken Concrete Furniture Creation for Beginners.

As for materials, an electric hand mixer or a drill with a helical mixing paddle is recommended for creating the mixture. You also need a grinder with a disk or wire cup brush and an orbital or sheet sander to polish your piece. The rest of the tools and course materials can be easily found in your home.


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11119 Students
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EN·CONCRETO

A course by EN·CONCRETO

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Custom Artisanal Furniture Workshop

En Concreto is a Mexican workshop that has been designing and handcrafting objects out of concrete since setting up shop in 2014. They started out making flower pots, but over time have significantly expanded the reach of their business and the range of their products. They currently offer a wide variety of pieces, from decorative accessories to both interior and urban furniture.

Their work highlights the often-overlooked potential of concrete and the timeless designs that can enhance any space with a touch of originality. As creators of decorative objects and urban furniture, they actively promote the bond between their products and nature since the two can exist in perfect harmony in public spaces.


Content

  • U1

    Introduction

    • Influences
    • Presentation
  • U2

    Mold design and preparation

    • Design and mold
    • Materials, tools, and workstation 1
    • Materials, tools and workstation 2
    • Mold making 1
    • Mold making 2
  • U3

    Mixing and casting preparation

    • Mix design and volume calculation
    • Preparation of recycled aggregate
    • Colour
    • Reinforcement
    • Mix and strain 1
    • Mix and strain 2
    • Drying and unmolding
  • U4

    Final detail: how to achieve an incredible finish

    • Installation, cleaning and maintenance
    • Sealed
    • Detailed
  • FP

    Final project

    • Design and Create Curved Furniture with Concrete

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Domestika's courses are online classes that provide you with the tools and skills you need to complete a specific project. Every step of the project combines video lessons with complementary instructional material, so you can learn by doing. Domestika's courses also allow you to share your own projects with the teacher and with other students, creating a dynamic course community.

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Design and Create Curved Furniture with Concrete

A course by EN·CONCRETO
Custom Artisanal Furniture Workshop. Zapopan, Mexico.
Joined July 2019
  • 98% positive reviews (205)
  • 11119 students