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Concrete Buckle by Sruli Recht

More Icelandic fashion design: this time a series of concrete belt buckles by Sruli Recht of Reykjavík.

The buckles come in four hand-cast shapes and fasten with a hook and bar made of reclaimed steel.

They come with belts made of horse leather.

More about Sruli Recht on Dezeen:

Masked - In Flight (March 2010)
R¿ng (January 2010)
Vopnabúrið, Recht’s flagship store in an abandoned fishery (September 2009)

Icelandic design festival DesignMarch took place 18-21 March.

Photographs are by Marino Thorlacius.

The text that follows is from Recht:

From Mortar, Cold Steel and Flesh
Is Held Within

I took my horse and I took my house
and dragged four stones along that road
to wipe the dust
from mortar, cold steel and flesh

I took the cement powder
claimed rusted steel nails from the forgotten grounds of hope
the horse's hide, beaten now by time and toil, I tanned
and left with my gaze and sweat
to bend that steel and harden that stone.

and with what was shed I am left to atone
and postpone.


Concrete Buckle is a set of 4 hand cast belt buckles with bar and hook bent from sealed reclaimed steel, boxed with a horse-skin Black Sable, Rose Grey and Bay Red belt. Available in several boxed combinations of belt and buckle: one, or all four buckles, and one, or two belts.