The world always seems brighter when you’ve just made something that wasn’t there before.
— Neil Gaiman

We live in a world of imitation materials that are manufactured into disposable furniture by soulless machines. We have lost touch with what is real and long for furniture that bears the imperfections of the mortal hand, and ages as gracefully in time as we do. Furniture that is designed for humans living in a human world, and conceived with durability and longevity in mind. Furniture with the narrative that is was handmade by the owner. That is a rare thing in these modern times, and that is precisely the focus of this workshop.

In this 1.5-day class we will work together in teams to DESIGN AND cast a PIECE OF FURNITURE. We will cover design criteria, the basics of concrete, tools and materials, form building, and how to PROPERLY AND PROFESSIONALLY cast, cure and finish concrete. 

It is extremely important to note that this class is an exploratory exercise. The purpose is to open your way of thinking in all aspects; furniture design, materials, and fabrication. Expect to fail, for through failure lies the answer to the equation. Failure is A fundamental aspect of knowledge, and one that we embrace wholeheartedly. Many of the workshop pieces turn out perfect, and many do not, but all have a lesson contained within. 

We highly recommend that you attend the 2.5 Day Fabric-Forming + GFRC Workshop if enrolling in this class as we spend very little time on the science of concrete and nearly all the class working on designing and building the furniture piece. 

This class will be taught by Brandon Gore, founder of Gore Design Co. and Hard Goods, and a judge on the new hit furniture design competition 'Framework.' The class will be held in his small private studio in Tempe, Arizona.

When it comes to training, no one has been teaching cutting-edge concrete longer than Brandon Gore. As with all things in life, you get what you pay for - good training isn't cheap and cheap training isn't good. Invest in yourself, enroll in this workshop today before it is sold out and you spend the rest of your days lamenting what could've been had you only taken this workshop.

Note: We are holding a 2.5 Day Fabric-Forming + GFRC Workshop directly preceding this class and are offering special package pricing here for those that attend both workshops.

 Session Time and Capacity

  • 1.5 full days of training in our Tempe, AZ Studio
  • These sessions are limited to 15 participants to ensure hands-on learning and class participation

Workshop Dates

  • We will be scheduling the Summer 2017 Workshop dates soon! For updates, please subscribe to our mailing list, which is located at the bottom of the Home Page.

Cost

  • First-time Students: $1175
  • Alumni: $950

Instructor

Brandon Gore

The Fine Print

If you need to cancel, the course fee will not be refunded but the amount can be used towards a future Concrete Design School workshop. 

All participants will be required to sign a Non-Disclosure Agreement with penalties for unauthorized disclosure of material. The methods and formulas taught during the class may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in any form. 

Concrete Design School reserves the right to change, modify or cancel the class schedule at any time.