We are Krešimir & Tonći, dynamic duo who like to experiment with concrete forms, textures and recycled materials. In 2018. we founded a [ kutnakvadrat ] and since then we’ve been studying and experimenting with concrete as a material with whom we could design and produce quality sculptured concrete products that have timeless value.
Our primarily work is characterized by functionality of objects and aesthetics adjusted to the needs of the object itself, whether it is a planter, pendant lamp or a fruit bowl. All concrete objects are handmade, and the texture of materials makes each concrete object unique. our concrete objects are designed as a result of our mutual appreciation for forms, textures and shapes found in nature combined with a fixation on experimentation.In turn creating a shared objective of crafting minimalistic, organically shaped concrete objects for individuals who like a touch of uniquely designed home decor pieces.
…is all around us! From bulky waste to perfectly preserved and untouched nature. In the very beginnings, we would often find ourselves in situations where we would spend hours digging through the treasures of bulky waste in search of some new mould, some new shape. The idea was always to breathe new life into an object that someone had discarded, and that made us terribly happy. Over time, we started to think outside the box (mould), which is also visible in our latest work. We started experimenting with new materials and began shaping more organic forms. We are also inspired by our colleagues, small entrepreneurs who work with their hands and who, like us, are looking for their place under the sun in the generic, fast, low quality world of generic products that we are bombarded with every day.
Our passion was the perfect basis for founding [ kutnakvadrat ], the desire to offer quality handcrafted unique solutions and to make them more accessible not only to interior designers and architects, but also to any person who would like to implement them in their home without a rofessional, but by their own efforts.
Since our business beginning, [kutnakvadrat] has become a leader in handcrafted concrete lighting manufacturing in Croatia, and started selling worldwide. More recently, [kutnakvadrat] has shifted its focus towards sustainable lighting and design so sustainability has become a key part of kutnakvadrat’s growth strategy.
We offer minimalist, urban and industrial lighting and homewares with a contemporary edge. All designs exclusive to [kutnakvadrat] are branded with the unique brass label. Our designs can be easily incorporated to your living space, bar or café and provide you and your customers with a cosy and stylish environment. Our unique range of pendant lighting, distinct and practical homewares offer you a designer feel at a competitive price and will bring warmth to your home or business.
Our items are quality assured to meet our high standards and will not disappoint. Located in Croatia, we have a fast and efficient turnaround time on all orders. High quality customer service is our first priority and we offer reliable and fast communication. Visit our store to view our stylish and affordable range of products.
During our path we collaborated with many professionals (interior and exterior designers, architects, product designers and artist) from whom we learned new skills and gathered a lot of experience in product design and placing our products on global market. Most recently, we have joined strengths with Creative Cables Store Zagreb, one of the largest outlets of fabric cables in the World and leading company in lighting design industry.
To present our work publicly we took part in number of Design Festivals and Arts and Crafts Exhibitions such as Zagreb Design Week, Artomat, In Design with Mirjana Mikulec, Ambienta - festival of home decor, etc. and we had our first gallery group exhibition in ULUPUH (Croatian Association of Artists of Applied Arts) - “Democratic design” where we presented our new line of sculptural pendant lamps ‘Capsule’.