Lava Objects

Lava Objects

Barcelona, Spain

Laura Aguilar is a designer from Costa Rica. Laura lives in Barcelona where she has founded Lava Objects. Lava Objects was born from the desire to experiment with the hands, almost naïve and playful way, with the sole intention of enjoying and exploring.

“ I like to give life to the material with softer and delicate characteristics, transforming it into everyday objects without losing its raw essence."

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Intimacy between hands and material

Experimenting, feeling the material creates a sort of intimacy between hands and materials, which is so gratifying. There is a long way from the initial idea to the final product.

Questioning the traditional use of concrete

Concrete is the mixture of cement with sand, aggregates and water. It is a technique that for a long time has been used exclusively in the construction sector. From cement and colored pigments Laura creates artistic objects for everyday use.

A long process

The first fundamental stage to solve is creating a mold suitable for the concrete. Preparing the mixture to pour into the mold comes second. After waiting at least 24 hours, the piece can be took of the mold and being sanded and polished and finally treated with a sealant to cover the pore of material.

You might wonder...

Are the cups food safe?

This collection of cups is decorative, not suitable to put food in them.

What can I fit in the cups? What is the suggested use?

Use them as simple as they are like a sculpture or to collect keys, coins and other small objects.

How shall I clean concrete?

Not to get marks or stains, clean with water only.