There can hardly be a more controversial architectural movement than Brutalism. But the divisivearchitecture movement is increasingly back in vogue – and is primary material – concrete – is having an influence on catwalks, in jewellery design, kitchen design, bathrooms (opens in new tab) and home accessories (opens in new tab). Just take a look at Stella McCartney's new London flagship (opens in new tab), orAustralian fashion label Kloke’s Melbourne store for more examples of how cemented surfaces are having a moment.
Even restaurants are embracing concrete surfaces and minimal design.
The style has also crept into homes – just take a tour around this concrete cottage in Cornwall (opens in new tab).
Homeware retailers are also jumping on board the trend – bringing out more ranges of concrete surfaces (opens in new tab), concrete kitchen (opens in new tab) and concrete bathroom designs (opens in new tab).
Fans of the look unable to get introduce huge slabs of the real thing can still nod to the look through wallpaper...
... And even plant pots.
Fashion gets a look in too, with MaxMara's latest runway giving a clear nod to Brutalist style.
And finally, we're even seeing the style in modern jewellery.
Whether you love it or hate it, the 20th century movement and love of cement is clearly here to stay.
Lotte is the Digital Editor for Livingetc, and has been with the website since its launch. She has a background in online journalism and writing for SEO, with previous editor roles at Good Living, Good Housekeeping, Country & Townhouse, and BBC Good Food among others, as well as her own successful interiors blog. When she's not busy writing or tracking analytics, she's doing up houses, two of which have features in interior design magazines. She's just finished doing up her house in Wimbledon, and is eyeing up Bath for her next project.
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