concrete develops concepts.
we develop them in architecture, interior design, urban development and brand development.
concrete unites people.
we work with a team of 46 multidisciplinary creatives as architects, interior designers and visual marketeers to help businesses and institutions.
concrete loves provoking, confusing, philosophizing, scale models, haute cuisine, burgers, and (most of all) shattering dogmas.
concrete provides solutions.
no grand theories or abstract ideas. just things that work.
concrete likes to let the work do the talking.
For the first time since the Kremers started their
collection, the family’s 49 works were to be
presented together at an exhibition in Cologne. In fact,
it was the first time that the Kremers themselves were
able to look at all their ‘old masters’ at once. concrete
took this fact literally and made it the basic principle of
the concept; to see all paintings in one instant.
All works are presented along an 80 meter long curved
wall which creates an elegant ballroom-space within
the existing architecture. The paintings are placed in
chronological order by moment of purchase, and
accompanied by a personal story, allowing visitors an
insight into how the collection was developed.
To keep the focus on the paintings, the exhibition space
is completely white with white curtains along the wall
combined with a light alcove at the top of the wall to
create a soft and bright background. The paintings have
a fixed distance from the background, so that it seems
like the paintings are hovering in the air, in front of the