One look at Concrete Nation and their basins, vanities, and freestanding baths and it’s easy to see why the handcrafted concrete pieces are coveted by architects and interior designers hailing from near and far.
Based in Queensland’s Burleigh Heads, Concrete Nation is a collective of artisans, and concrete is their craft. Their specialty is custom-crafted concrete architectural fixtures, fittings, and furnishings that are the epitome of industrial chic.
Offering an exclusive range of ready-to-order pieces as well as bespoke collaborative creations, the material reaches its full potential in the hands of Concrete Nation. The latest pieces to be added to the collective’s ready-to-order range are the Valencia freestanding bath and the striking Pod Collection of basins.
Meticulously designed to fit two people and weighing in at a featherlight (in concrete terms) 180-kilograms, the new Valencia Bath is 100-kilograms lighter than Concrete Nation’s iconic Oasis Bath – which has been featured in a slew of award-winning architectural homes.
“The popularity of the Oasis Bath has been overwhelming,” says Concrete Nation’s co-founder and General Manager, Kate Lett.
“But we also wanted a freestanding bath that had a softer feel with more streamlined edges and double-ended so two people can enjoy a relaxing, luxurious bath together. We are so proud of the end result and have just shipped one of the first Valencia Baths off to St Tropez, France.”
“We have just shipped one of the first Valencia Baths off to St Tropez, France.”
Designed by Concrete Nation’s master craftsman Jason Lett and his team of artisans, the Pod Collection was inspired by the demand for powder-room/small space suitable variations of the brand’s much-loved Pod Basin.
Featuring four bespoke designs – Core Pod, Rosa Pod, Luna Pod and Aura Pod – the Pod Collection is available in Concrete Nation’s 15 signature hues including dusty pink, nude, snow white and deep ocean.
“For the past year, clients were constantly asking for our Pod Basin but in a smaller size as most powder rooms are tight on space,” says Kate. “We also love the softer, more rounded shapes and curves in the design space right now and wanted to create a Pod with curved edges to soften a space and inspire effortless flow in a room.”
Concrete Nation’s handcrafted concrete pieces can be purchased online; through their head office; or through selected suppliers across the globe.
Photography by Jessie Prince
We think you might also like Artedomus’ Brisbane Showroom, Il Bosco
The Pod Collection was inspired by the demand for powder-room-suitable variations of the brand’s much-loved Pod Basin.