The collection pays tribute to Sheffield's brutalist buildings and the use of concrete to make large-scale buildings and social housing in the late 60's. Hence, Anwar experiments with how he makes the concrete, adding waste materials from the pewter factory such as metal shavings, dust and pumice to the cement mix to strengthen the concrete, make it lighter and lower the carbon footprint of production.
Pewter will retain its lustrous finish with the minimum of care: If it has become dull, simply clean with a metal polish before you wash it. Always polish in straight lines for the best results. Wash it by hand in hot soapy water and dry it with a soft cloth.
The name, Topian, refers to the utopian vision of post-World War II society to build a better world and the dystopian outcome of many of the neglected buildings that fell into disrepair. Anwar himself was born on one such project, Kelvin Flats, in the late 70's.
Topian Short Pewter and Concrete Vase Designed by Steve Anwar from Anwar studio for Wentworth Pewter.
The vase has been commissioned by Wentworth Pewter, of Sheffield, England, who design and manufacture handcrafted pewter pieces. Wentworth’s skilled craftsmen have brought to life the designs of Steve Anwar from Anwar Studio, who specialises in sculptural furniture and objects using industrial materials.
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