Maker Feature: Concrete Cat

By Edmonton Made September 19, 2017

Concrete Cat simultaneously embraces and challenges societal perceptions of the ubiquitous building material. The studio celebrates concrete's inherent pragmatism through abstract, yet highly functional design, while also elevating the unlikely medium through colour pigmentation. The result is an objet d'art with a raison d'être. That purpose, however, is open to interpretation; the same piece might alternately be a vase, pen holder or vessel.

"Art is wonderful in that it can put out a message that is transcendent," says founder Matt Heide.

"But those messages often end up being interpreted for the viewer. By conflating art with design you end up forcing people to interact on a one-on- one basis with art."

For more information, visit concretecat.com.

"Art is wonderful in that it can put out a message that is transcendent, but those messages often end up being interpreted for the viewer. By conflating art with design you end up forcing people to interact on a one-on- one basis with art."

Matt Heide

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