Cast stone

Design and interior architecture

Concrete is a construction material that – in the context of positive social perception and of the enormous development of its material properties in recent years – is also increasingly used as an influential material in design and interior architecture.

In the presentation, cast stone, a specific type of concrete, is presented in all its facets. Graphics and photographs illustrate a range of examples from interior finishing and project design. Floor surfacing, separating walls, stairs, wall design, furniture, and lamps made of cast stone document the many-sided design possibilities of its...

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