Using concrete as his medium, Brooklyn–based designer Gary Fernández creates sculptural candleholders, vases, and other vessels.

When Gary Fernández moved to the United States from Spain 10 years ago, he found work as an illustrator for Coca-Cola, Honda, and other big consumer brands. Yet he still felt like something was missing. “I became interested in doing something more three-dimensional,” says the Brooklyn-based designer, “and my first idea was to translate all those graphic elements into something tangible.”

Photo courtesy of Gary Fernández

At first, he experimented with cardboard, using layers to create otherworldly masks and sculptures. Dismayed by their fragility, he taught himself to cast objects in concrete, making vases, candleholders, and other vessels that have the same sculptural look as his cardboard experiments.

Concrete vessels by Gary Fernández

Concrete vessels by Gary Fernández

Photo courtesy of Gary Fernández

Concrete candle holder by Gary Fernández

Concrete candle holder by Gary Fernández

Photo courtesy of Gary Fernández

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