ShapeCrete in SF Chronicle Home Design Issue!
The September 2015 issue of San Francisco Chronicle's Home Design has two interesting articles about concrete. Concrete Breaking the Mold and Getting Hands-On with Concrete both highlight local concrete designers Mark Rogero and Fu-Tung Cheng's work and innovations. Below is an excerpt from the article:
Cheng is particularly excited about a new product he's spearheaded called ShapeCrete, made in collaboration with concrete manufacturer Sakrete. ShapeCrete is a mix-it-yourself, pliable concrete blend to which water is added for a batter-like consistency. Then it's a question of shaping, draping, sculpting and molding; when ShapeCrete dries, it has the hardness of concrete. The growing library of project how-tos on the ShapeCrete website includes a draped planter, a decorative leaf and a time machine pendant.
Though it just started hitting Home Depot store shelves in September, ShapeCrete already won the award for best design material 2015 from the annual Dwell on Design show. Cheng says "We wanted to make something that would be easy to use, pourable and buildable. It took four years to get it right."