Elle and James are designers and handcrafted manufacturers of superior quality statement concrete, overturning the pre-conceived view of concrete with its raw, hard, industrial looks by bringing glamour, style, colour and character to our designs.
Our love of concrete stems from the strength, versatility and natural beauty of this material and the endless possibilities this provides us as a designer and manufacturer. We are firm believers that imagination is everything and concrete allows us to express our creativity without limits. The Romans used concrete extensively in their structures as it enabled revolutionary new designs in structural complexity and dimension, such as the Pantheon, the world’s largest and oldest unreinforced concrete dome, and one of our favourite architectural sites in Rome. Inspired by this and our passion for interiors, construction and history, Elle and James Concrete want to transform how concrete is used today in homes and commercial spaces, with our innovative, world first designs bringing individual style and versatility to where, when and how concrete is used.
Danielle and James are the partner duo behind Elle and James Concrete. With a wealth of experience in residential and commercial refits and design projects, and senior leadership, alongside a keen eye for interiors, in 2017 we decided to make the transition into the GFRC industry, which is new in the UK, but has already made a big impact in the United States and Australia. In our opinion the thirst for concrete in interior and exterior projects will only increase in popularity and we want to be at the forefront in driving this within the UK.
We launched Elle and James Concrete in July 2019 with a range of geometric concrete basins, shapes which firm favourites in home decor continuing a trend which has endured throughout history. Ancient societies used bold geometric patterns to reflect their cultural identity, likewise, we based our launch range on timeless geometric designs to reflect our business identity of pushing boundaries with bold, unique and stylish basins. Our geometric shaped basins demonstrate our creative design and fabrication capabilities, as well as the versatility of concrete.
As part of our basin range, we have designed and manufactured the world’s first hexagon and triangle shaped concrete basins, bringing more inspiring ways in which geometric styles can be used within interior spaces. The basins in our range all have Italian names linking our desire to transform how concrete is used and viewed back to that of the Romans, whilst also drawing upon other associations and meanings, including our love of Italy.
In November 2019, less than 6 months from launching, we were announced as a Finalist in the Designer Maker category at the Northern Design Awards, an achievement which we are proud of. We are continuing to develop and expand our product range and we have some exciting new launches and announcements coming soon.
Northern Design Awards 2019
In November, only four months after launching, we were announced as a Finalist in the Designer Maker category at the Northern Design Awards 2019, an achievement which we are immensely proud of. In 2020 we are continuing to develop and expand our product range and marketplace reach and we have some exciting new launches coming soon.