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Concrete Pendants

Prize(s) Winners in Designer and Custom Lighting
Company Buzzell Studios
Lead Designers Chris Buzzell
Other Designer's names Raili Clasen of Raili CA Design, Eric Olsen Design (Architect)
Client The Matsler Family
Photo Credits David Tsay
Other Credits KRS Development Inc (Builder)
Completion Date January 2021
Project Location Newport, California
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Entry Description

We were invited to design large scale concrete pendants over a kitchen island to create a cozy feeling of a dropped ceiling when gathering around. Prior to fabricating our molds we came to the site with full scale foam core mock ups to play with size and scale in the actual space.

The Cathedral ceilings in this great room that serves as kitchen, dining and living space is close to twenty feet in height and by using a group of large scale concrete pieces we were able to create moody lighting giving the island area into it's own small environment inside of this really large space.

Our concrete fixtures range in size from 24" in diameter and 36" tall down to 12" in diameter and 18" tall. Custom molds and our own custom mix of concrete are used to produce these shapes that are approximate one inch in thickness. The concrete is polished to bring out sand and other organic elements used in our concrete mix. We offer white, natural grey, charcoal and other organic color options to compliment any space they may live in. Also created in house is the custom hardware available in multiple finish options.

Upon entering the room our fixtures immediately draw you in with curiosity and wonder of what the material actually is. Upon joining them, a cozy and welcoming feeling is felt as the warm downlight illuminates the island below for all whom gather.
Company Description

We are a design/build firm specializing in all kinds of high end finishes from most any material. For the last 3 years we have been creating one of a kind lighting installations directly for designers & architects. Now we are focusing on a collection primarily of ceramic and concrete pieces suspended with steel and brass that will be released in Spring of 2023. Our process starts from conversation, moving into conceptual drawings to communicate shapes with scale in a virtual space. Once we have a basic idea of our direction we move to creating our actual fixtures.