Concrete Countertops – Capital Hill / by NIcole Sherman

Concrete starts as a liquid – our innovative designs and three-dimensional forms flow from the material. We love the challenge of unusual shapes and pour large surfaces without seams or joints and create designs for kitchen islands with integral sides and spaces for storage. We recently fabricated a cool kitchen island and concrete countertops for a townhouse in Washington D.C. that highlighted these unique aspects of concrete. Designed as a three dimensional piece of furniture with Studio Twenty Seven Architecture, the concrete was imagined as a ribbon wrapping and revealing the custom bamboo cabinets. Perimeter countertops and a fire table were also part of the vision for this project. The master bath took on a more monolithic and sculptural nature with an integral, sloped sink and recesses for storage. The designs received regional awards and were featured in national and international magazines.