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LaSelva and Iván Zúñiga design range of concrete home accessories

Spanish-Mexican studio LaSelva has released a collection of small concrete accessories for the home in collaboration with designer Iván Zúñiga (+ slideshow).

The range designed for Mexican homeware brand Más features a variety of vases, wood and concrete trays, geometric candle holders, and concrete plates.

Radial vases by LaSelva

The vases are made up of a concrete base topped with a metallic rim, which can be removed to fill the bottom container then replaced on top of the vase.

The decorative trays, called Flota, are made of three sizes of concrete plates that each fit onto a wooden stand. The bases are made of walnut and oak wood, which are designed to be easily removable for cleaning and storage.

Flota trays by LaSelva

The candle holders were "inspired directly by the work of the architect Félix Candela in its forms and materiality," said the designers.

They are made of cast concrete, and have a hexagonal base. When several of the candle holders are laid out together, they tesselate to form a continuous pattern.

Candela candlesticks by LaSelva

The concrete plates, called Tenue, are only six millimetres thick. They are perfectly round, and were designed to "search of the limits of concrete". They are as thin as possible, while retaining their solidity.

All of the objects are crafted in grey, black, and rust-coloured concrete, while the accessories that accompany them come in an understated material palette of wood and metal.

Tenue plates by LaSelva

Mexican design is increasingly successful. "Mexico is a booming growth market for design and architecture", according to local brand Luteca, which aims to introduce Modern and contemporary Mexican design to the US market.

Concrete has become popular material for home accessories. Examples include London designer Klemens Schillinger's set of concrete tabletop accessories that references ancient Greek and Mayan architecture and Hanne Willmann's flower vase featuring a concrete lid.

Photography is by Sergio Bejarano.