About

Handcrafted and Unique

Concrete Studio creates beautiful handcrafted concrete furniture. We specialise in kitchen benchtops, sinks, bathroom basins, vanities and much more using lightweight fibre reinforced concrete. Designers and skilled craftsmanship are at the core of our business and we will work closely with you to realise your vision in concrete.

Concrete is a beautiful and unpredictable material and we craft each piece using a combination of old school casting techniques and cutting-edge methods developed in house at our workshop in Fremantle.

The chemical reactions involved in the concrete curing process require skill and experience to control. Each piece is beautifully different with mottling and colour patterns unique only to concrete: each piece that leaves the workshop is one of a kind.

Concrete will change with use and age, with care it will stand the test of time and improve with it. Under normal care and use concrete will last the life of your home both functionally and aesthetically.

Concrete is for you if you are looking for something that is one-of-a-kind. Unlike the manufactured appearance of factory made surfaces and sinks, concrete has a more natural and organic look. The Japanese describe it best using the term wabi-sabi, an aesthetic which embraces and celebrates the imperfections and processes in handcrafted things.

Woman in workshop making a concrete sink
A group of craftsmen and women standing admiring their work

Our Fibre Reinforced Concrete

Everyone is familiar with the properties of concrete: it is used in the majority of buildings, bridges, tunnels and dams for its compressive but weighty strength. It endures over time and buildings such as the Colosseum are an example of its strength and durability.

Traditionally made concrete is very heavy. For example a kitchen benchtop measuring 3m x 1m x 10cm thick would weigh about 640kg. This means reinforcing the cabinets that support it and making off-site fabrication impossible. A benchtop like this has to be wet-poured in your kitchen, and then wet-ground and polished in the same place. This method can have beautiful results but it’s a tricky and messy job.

A Concrete Studio benchtop of the same dimensions would weigh approximately 150KG, this is about the same as a granite benchtop. Special glass fibres replace the steel bars normally found in concrete slabs, which helps reduce weight.

Glass fibre mesh and strand reinforced concrete has the same compressive strength as regular concrete but far higher flexural strength. Glass fibre reinforced concrete (GFRC) has a high ratio of strength-to-weight. Concrete Studio designs are durable, strong and light. All of our pieces are made in our workshop and installed on site. There is no pouring, grinding or sanding at your home or business.

What's in a name?

Noongar is the official language of the Aboriginal people of the south-west of Western Australia and it’s a beautiful language. We love the language and wanted the pieces we made to have a connection to where they are made. We are very proud that everything from Concrete Studio is designed and produced right here in Fremantle. This is way we’ve named our products with Noongar words.

Concrete Studio is located on the traditional lands of the Whadjuk people. It lies between two of the five sacred hills of Fremantle. Clontarf Hill to the south and Cantonment Hill to the North. We wish to acknowledge and respect the continuing culture of the Whadjuk people and the contribution they make to the life of the City of Fremantle and this region.

Marlee - Concrete vanity top with oval basin