Concrete Cities Coasters

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Concrete Cities Coasters

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Take the most beloved pieces of Athens with you – the streets around the Acropolis, Filoppapos Hill, Plaka, the National Gardens, and memories of nightlife in Psiri. The Concrete Cities project was inspired by the need to reinvent the notion of the contemporary souvenir. The challenge was initially set by the exhibition "It's all oh so souvenir to me", which called for young Greek designers to suggest new ideas for the contemporary Greek souvenir. That's when Evi Sougkara and Katerina Grigoropoulou created "A Future Perfect" and proposed their souvenir idea to transform Athen's two-dimensional map into a three-dimensional everyday-use object, a coaster.

  • Set of 4 concrete coasters, but may also be used as a pot holder, a wall piece, or paperweight
  • Made using a special cement mortar: a mix of cement, fine grain sand, resin and water. Polypropylene fibers are added to give extra strength and durability. The mix is cast in silicone molds and after de-molding it is coated with a fine layer of special hardener that creates a transparent barrier for water, stains and wear. Τhe bottom surface is covered with a thin cork layer for extra tabletop protection.
  • Paper map of Athens included
  • Showcased in Designboom Mart in Stockholm Furniture and Light Fair, Ventura Lambrate Milan Design Week 2014, and included in the twelve most favorite picks of the Fair by Design Milk
  • 16 x 16 x 1 cm
  • Made by hand in Athens, Greece, by A Future Perfect
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