Designer Bertrand Jayr is an expert in concrete. For the Urban Collection by Lyon Beton, the Frenchman designed a wide variety of products made of this archaic material.
The Lyon Beton Urban Collection includes different products ranging from a flower pot to a toilet roll holder through to a picture made of concrete. The products by Bertrand Jayr have a special way of integrating into furnishings by giving everyday objects a new kind of materiality and industrial impression.
Humour and rebellion are inherent to a great deal of sculptural concrete artworks by Jayr. They are highly graphically present without ever losing sight of their intended use. The combination of shape and function often even offers aspects that are socially critical or stimulate reflection through their moral value.
Concrete Products with Character
Even though the concrete of the Urban Collection by Lyon Beton and Bertrand Jayr is an unusual material for everyday objects, it has quite a lot of advantages. Concrete has the perfect characteristics for free design of surfaces and shapes. Even for those we don't expect:
Even pictures can be produced from the rough raw material. With timeless simplicity, concrete provides good conditions for indoor and outdoor use. Through the manufacturing process, each piece of the Lyon Concrete Urban Collection has small differences and is thus unique. Small bubbles and slight colour differences give each product personality and character.