Melbourne-based Flint are our latest vessel-maker crush. Their beautiful objects imbue a quality that manages to teeter the line between being quiet and unassuming or strong and confident. It’s probably got something to do with all those masculine man sweat and tears that go into lovingly creating each concrete vessel by hand and to-order.
Flint is the brainchild of creative duo Andy Matsinos and Paul Denovan. Andy grew up helping his pop with DIY projects and getting handy in the shed, while Paul is an engineering student with a keen eye for architecture and design. Their concept grew from a love of plants, rustic geometrics and the desire to fuse these two ideas together to create a big, beautiful concrete jungle. From what we’ve heard, that’s exactly what happened in their tiny apartment when they first began creating their objects. Imagine scenes of setting concrete in bathtubs and and planters creeping their way into every nook.
If you pop onto the website (pardon the plug, yet another masterpiece by our friends at Netki), you’ll find gorgeous bowls, platters, pots, planters and clocks. Each object is available in either light or dark shades of concrete and completely handmade to order. The pieces are versatile and beautiful, minimal and modern. We also love that they’re totally gender neutral in aesthetic too. They're vessels for everyone, even your stubborn old dad who perhaps wouldn’t otherwise think twice about what he’s plating his steak up on every night.
One of our favourite pieces from their debut collection is the Churchill Clock, made in collaboration with cool guys Hunting For George and their new range of furniture items ‘Moody Blues’. Large and in charge, this monster concrete piece came about through months of experimenting, smashing and perfecting and is finally available for purchase. Yes please!