It’s hard not to appreciate concrete from a manufacturing standpoint regardless of your taste for or against the cool minimalist aesthetic. Between its widespread availability and ability to be formed into literally any cavity, concrete is an excellent medium for the cheap up-front cost of manufacturing with it alone.

Among other designers who have been dabbling with the concrete aesthetic is Bangkok, Thailand-based design studio Studiohole. Headed by industrial designers Kritsanawat Chonchana and Kitikarn Ngamboonsin, the two-person firm have created an impressive lineup of concrete-based products that incorporate electronic components…such as their latest, the Hole CD Player:

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The team has also developed a wireless Bluetooth speaker–the JUN Speaker–that shares the same aesthetic to complete your mini-ecosystem…

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The team have also designed a small line of other concrete objects that, while void of electronics, are still impressive material studies in their own right:

Concrete Skin

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Keed Pen

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Teresa Paper Weight

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Be sure to check out the rest of their portfolio over at Studio-hole.com.

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Simon is a Brooklyn-based industrial designer and Managing Editor of EVD Media. When he finds the time to design, his focus is on helping startups develop branding and design solutions to realize their product design vision. In addition to his work at Nike and various other clients, he is the main reason anything gets done at EvD Media. He once wrestled an Alaskan alligator buzzard to the ground with his bare hands… to rescue Josh.