Introducing MetaBowls

In response to the wildly popular MetaBlocks our effort continues to reduce waste and uphold our commitment to sustainability. Introducing the first of the MetaBowl family of vessels. Like the MetaBlocks this planting vessel is made using our post-casting scrap concrete.

Each MetaBowl is unique and a visual calendar of the week it was made. Available in solid single cast colors or layered. Approximately 21 1/2" diameter x 14" high with a 1- 1 1/2" rim.

Metabowls are $150 each.

If you’d like to purchase a MetaBowl for your porch, garden, restaurant or parklet, contact us at [email protected] or visit our online store. MetaBowls are available for pick-up only at our studio in Oakland, Ca.

California Sink for CA Home + Design Magazine

Our California Sink is #3 in CA Home + Design magazine's running State of the Art feature, Fall 2013 issue available today.

"To create his California basin, Mark Rogero worked with special projects manager Kawther Alsaffar to incorporate the state's 3-D topography into the vessel itself…" To read more pick up your copy today.

The CA Home + Design photo shoot of our California sink with a copper faucet at our studio in Oakland.

Check out CA Home + Design and other Concreteworks Sinks

Atherton House Courtyard

In collaboration with SB Architects and Ryan Associates we fabricated custom courtyard pavers at this private residence in Atherton, Ca.

The courtyard is a tranquil space joining a yoga studio, exercise room, and the main house with multiple water features including a fountain, spa, and shallow pools with "floating" pavers. The intention was to create a quiet surface that would be both architecturally crisp and invitingly warm to touch under the heat of the sun.

There are over a dozen unique sizes each made to specific dimensions. A custom texture was developed to achieve the desired feel under bare feet and the project also included a network of matching wall caps.

Here are some shots from last week's photo shoot!

Photo Credit: Miyoshi Enkoji-Busch

Check out Concreteworks other concrete paver projects!

Contact us for more information about custom pavers: [email protected]

Next Week: Concreteworks is featured in CA Home & Design Magazine!!

Concreteworks featured in the Financial Times

Concreteworks was featured alongside other concrete designers focusing on concrete furniture. Check out the full article at the Financial Times!

The experimental designers making furniture out of concrete

"Traditionally associated with car parks and tower blocks, concrete is increasingly finding its way into our homes. Today’s furniture makers are using the industrial material to make a wide range of objects, from dining chairs and tables to candelabras and even pillows…."

Garden Tables at Haven

Concreteworks collaborated with Daniel Patterson, (owner of Haven, also known for Coi, Plum, and Plum Bar) on the new patio garden tables at Haven along the Jack London Square waterfront in Oakland…the challenge was for them to serve as a table and a physical barrier from the foot traffic.

The creation of the garden tables was a complete service by Concreteworks from design and consultation to fabrication and installation.  Concreteworks fabricated the whole table including the planted wall panel, steel frame and wood elements. The tables incorporate side-by-side seating for two that faces the water and a plant separating the tables for privacy.

Enjoy a glass of wine accompanied with fresh and innovative farm to table food while enjoying the waterfront breeze.

Daniel Patterson Group



Check out some of Concreteworks other planters here!


Introducing Tinder Firetables

Concreteworks was in Los Angeles June 21-23, 2013 at the Dwell on Design show at the Los Angeles Convention Center introducing Tinder, our new line of firetables. Tinder firetables were on display inside Dwell Outdoor designed by Shades of Green.

We created tinder in response to the growing demand for outdoor fire features.

Tinder is built around 4 shapes, offered in 5 sizes and 6 colors.

Visit our microsite to learn more!

photo credit: Mariko Reed

Oysters & Concrete from Coast to Coast: Short & Main

Nico Monday, collaborator on the Concreteworks Nido wood burning pizza oven contacted Concreteworks to create unique bartops for his new restaurant Short & Main in Gloucester, Massachusetts, which opened early May 2013.  

Short and Main, a pizza and raw bar focused restaurant was opened by Nico with wife Amelia, both formerly of Chez Panisse in Berkeley, Ca. alongside Howie Correa and Matt Cawley.

To create the bartop for Short & Main Luc Chamberland of Saltwater Oyster Depot in Inverness, Ca. donated bags of oyster shells to Concreteworks. The shells were crushed and scattered throughout the dark warm grey surface to add dimension, contrast, and intrigue to the bar tops.

The bar top around the kitchen has integrated shellfish basins to hold ice and the fresh shellfish to be shucked and served.

If you get a chance stop by Short & Main for fresh oysters, hot wood-oven baked pizza, and some tasty cocktails!

Short & Main Restaurant 36 Main StreetGloucesterMA.

Photo Credit: Melissa Wong

To see more restaurant bartops by Concreteworks click here!

Just Add Saltwater

Drive a bit north from the San Francisco Bay Area and you'll find yourself in the sweet quaint community of Inverness, nestled alongside Tomales Bay.

The downtown area of Inverness consists of only a few businesses including a general store, coffee and gift shops, a library, post office, some hotels and inns, the Inverness Yacht Club and three restaurants.

One of these restaurants is Saltwater Oyster Depot, which opened with the help of crowd-sourced funding from the community in June of 2012 by Luc Chamberland.

The restaurant, included in the NY Times "36 Hours in Marin" article, was redesigned with light and neutral tones, making the restaurant cool and inviting. The remodel included a Concreteworks bartop with shellfish basins to hold ice and oysters to be served fresh from local Pickleweed Point Oyster Company, among others. 

Photo Credit: Mimi Giboin for Remodelista

Saltwater 12781 Sir Francis Drake Boulevard, Inverness, CA

Concreteworks “Codex to the Future” Tiles at the Ashland Youth Center

Concreteworks collaborated with Kreysler and Associates, and artists Eduardo Pineda and Joaquin Newman to create the "Codex to the Future" tiles in the outdoor amphitheater at the REACH Ashland Youth Center near San Lorenzo, Ca.

The project came about when Eduardo and Joaquin won a competition which funded the art installation through the Alameda County Arts Commission. The center is located in an unincorporated community between San Leandro, San Lorenzo, and Castro Valley.

The idea and inspiration for the installation was to create tiles that consisted of a "universal visual language" made up of images similar to hieroglyphics, that could tell a story about the community for generations to come. The language was created by local youth and their families, in partnership with the artists, Eduardo and Joaquin.

Concreteworks, in collaboration with Kreysler and Associates, fabricated a mold of the tiles and cast them in concrete to be placed around the amphitheater.

Stay tuned to the Concreteworks blog for more collaborations with Kreysler and Associates.

And check out more of Concreteworks Public Art pieces here.

A public opening will be held at the REACH Ashland Youth Center Saturday, June 1, 2013

16335 E. 14th Street, San Leandro CA 94578

"Codex to the Future" is:

  1. From the Collection of the County of Alameda commissioned by the Alameda County Arts Commission on behalf of the Alameda County Board of Supervisors specifically for REACH Ashland Youth Center.
  2. This artwork is part of the Alameda County Public Art Collection. It was commissioned by the Alameda County Arts Commission on behalf of the Alameda County Board of Supervisors specifically for REACH Ashland Youth Center.

Concreteworks Bartops at Hawk’s Tavern

Concreteworks headed to Mill Valley, CA to view the finished bartops at Hawk's Tavern. This Tyler Florence restaurant in the North Bay serves a British Pub menu (Bangers and Mash) with seasonal California items (Tomales Bay Mussels). Check out their excellent beer and wine selection!