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Concrete Desk Set

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PRODUCT STORY
Transform the daily grind into something more refined with this industrial chic desk set. It's crafted from hard-working concrete, which is here recast as a sculptural material with the clean, minimalist lines of contemporary design. The material offers a surprisingly smooth texture, and its neutral color blends easily with your desktop decor. The hefty trio includes a pencil cup, tray, and tape dispenser with a hip wooden spindle. Made in China.
MATERIALS
concrete
SUBMITTED BY
Katie Giannone, UncommonGoods Associate Buyer
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Cassie, UncommonGoods Community Moderator

January 02, 2013 01:00:18 PM

This sleek set has plastic office accessories beat--because it's made of concrete! Would you add this heavy duty, functional desk decor to your workspace?

rica

January 04, 2013 03:11:17 PM

Have you made a price yet?

Laura
Vote: Thumbs down!

January 05, 2013 04:37:06 PM

Cool item but stop with the Made in China already! That's why I gave it a thumbs-down. Uncommon Goods used to be a great source for local (Brooklyn) and American stuff but now I see so much of what you carry is made in China and it's so disappointing.

Chris
Vote: Thumbs down!

January 06, 2013 06:12:31 PM

Love the concrete, but Made in China? Again?

Cassie, UncommonGoods Community Moderator

January 07, 2013 02:05:04 PM

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Catherine
Vote: Thumbs down!

January 08, 2013 06:15:01 PM

Okay, I really don't perceive this as being 'poor quality'; however, my first vision was of any one of these three items falling off of one's desk and shattering into many concrete pieces amidst a cloud of dust. Poor material use for the creation of these objects. Along with the others, I too complain about 'Made In China'.

Janis
Vote: Thumbs up!

January 08, 2013 06:22:50 PM

oops - changed my mind - veto "made in China"

Linda
Vote: Thumbs up!

January 08, 2013 08:08:21 PM

Guys might like this!

Debbie
Vote: Thumbs down!

January 08, 2013 11:12:37 PM

boring

Julia
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January 09, 2013 10:56:31 AM

I agree with the Made in China....enough...

MK
Vote: Thumbs down!

January 09, 2013 01:16:35 PM

It's made in China. It just doesn't seem to be represented by Uncommon Goods. I look for unique, handcrafted, or at least artistically crafted items to be on here. Not items that I can purchase on Ebay.

nicole
Vote: Thumbs down!

January 09, 2013 01:21:26 PM

come on, they don't have concrete in the US? just say no to China!

Kelly Ann
Vote: Thumbs up!

January 09, 2013 04:48:39 PM

I don't like that it is made in China, but would be a nice gift for a man

Adriana
Vote: Thumbs up!

January 10, 2013 02:26:40 PM

Though I love how people are trying to buy local, "Made in China" is something that is hard to avoid. Other than that, I think that this is a very wonderful design. I am a bright, colorful person (and if you look in my workspace, that's what you will see), but this is the first desk set I've ever been attracted to. The tape dispenser, especially, is a great design.. simple and clean!

Rachel
Vote: Thumbs up!

January 10, 2013 07:28:45 PM

doesn't fit with my preference of style however, it is sleek, clean and serves its purpose.

Bridget
Vote: Thumbs down!

January 10, 2013 08:34:22 PM

Looks pretty simple! I don't think the photo portrays the interesting aspect of this!

shelbi
Vote: Thumbs up!

January 11, 2013 04:50:29 PM

love concrete, clean contemporary design

Pamela
Vote: Thumbs up!

January 11, 2013 06:47:43 PM

This might keep them from walking away

Eve
Vote: Thumbs down!

January 11, 2013 10:59:17 PM

It looks cheap.

Stacey
Vote: Thumbs down!

January 13, 2013 09:54:06 AM

Made in China? I steer away from anything that is made there. Plus, this looks like cheap plastic. I thought the whole point of concrete was to see the coolness factor of the material ?! This is NOT cool at all.

dawn
Vote: Thumbs up!

January 13, 2013 03:11:27 PM

Great look, clean lines, can work for a contractor to a CEO

Tracy
Vote: Thumbs down!

January 13, 2013 11:25:25 PM

Blah!

Melanie
Vote: Thumbs up!

January 14, 2013 11:14:09 AM

The upside is that maybe with concrete they won't walk off so easily and they can be thrown with vigor in case of office angst.

Edna
Vote: Thumbs down!

January 14, 2013 11:50:54 AM

MAde in China a turn off. Plus it just looks very un-special.

DIANE
Vote: Thumbs down!

January 14, 2013 01:21:18 PM

KINDA BORING

Dawne
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January 14, 2013 02:03:26 PM

No more made in China items please

Ali
Vote: Thumbs down!

January 14, 2013 03:06:49 PM

I agree with the other voters; this would be GREAT if it were made in the USA!

veronica
Vote: Thumbs down!

January 14, 2013 03:28:08 PM

How about more items made in the U.S.A?

Caroline
Vote: Thumbs up!

January 14, 2013 04:51:42 PM

I would by this for myself. I like this a lot. This has great style. Much better style compared to the plastic versions.

Doreen
Vote: Thumbs up!

January 14, 2013 04:56:24 PM

Geez...didn't realize it was made in China :(

Rebecca
Vote: Thumbs down!

January 14, 2013 05:19:22 PM

industrial chic = ugly

Gail
Vote: Thumbs up!

January 14, 2013 06:11:38 PM

Nice, clean lines.

Lynn
Vote: Thumbs down!

January 14, 2013 07:22:50 PM

Nc made in china

Sonia
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January 14, 2013 07:25:05 PM

Boring.

Cathy
Vote: Thumbs up!

January 14, 2013 07:46:56 PM

what an interesting twist on the desk set...

DonnaMarie
Vote: Thumbs down!

January 14, 2013 08:31:57 PM

I like the minimalist lines, prefer bright colors though. I do like the looks of this, however - more made in CHINA stuff?

Joyce
Vote: Thumbs down!

January 14, 2013 09:00:06 PM

How many desks sets are out there ? Just because they are concrete .....I guess I don't get it but goes with Uncommon Goods other decor.

Kathleen
Vote: Thumbs down!

January 14, 2013 09:33:13 PM

It is so boring, I think I would fall asleep while reaching for the tape.

Kelly
Vote: Thumbs down!

January 14, 2013 11:24:54 PM

Uncommon Goods, start posting items made in America please!

Kathy
Vote: Thumbs up!

January 14, 2013 11:31:54 PM

Great clean lines

Ginger
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January 15, 2013 12:10:16 AM

They're not bad, but I already have desk accessories that I like better.

Dale
Vote: Thumbs up!

January 15, 2013 12:35:03 AM

I amn in the construction field and would love these in my office.

Bea
Vote: Thumbs down!

January 15, 2013 01:46:05 AM

bulky...heavy...made in China...

Bonnie
Vote: Thumbs down!

January 15, 2013 02:30:58 AM

Lost me at Made in China

Emerson
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January 15, 2013 02:40:20 AM

made in China

Vicki
Vote: Thumbs down!

January 15, 2013 02:43:36 AM

Nothing else to do?

bobbie
Vote: Thumbs up!

January 15, 2013 04:53:48 AM

nice to have displayed on a desk

sandra

January 15, 2013 09:12:38 AM

Great design, but What??? The US doesn't have concrete?disappointing.

Tracy
Vote: Thumbs up!

January 15, 2013 10:57:36 AM

Another nice gift for men anywhere in the construction field. Fun!

Dusty
Vote: Thumbs down!

January 15, 2013 11:17:13 AM

I know that if I had this, I would accidentally use it as a weapon on a bad day at work.

Rebecca
Vote: Thumbs down!

January 15, 2013 11:47:52 AM

made in China, thumbs down, sorry

JoJo
Vote: Thumbs up!

January 15, 2013 03:42:56 PM

nice

Sandy
Vote: Thumbs down!

January 16, 2013 02:00:50 AM

Not too original. Just another desk set.

Jan
Vote: Thumbs down!

January 16, 2013 02:48:23 PM

Not unique enough for this site and it's made in China.

laura

January 18, 2013 11:44:15 AM

too many products showing from China. That is not "uncommon" I am disappointed to find items from China in your catalog.

Debbie

January 28, 2013 08:47:34 PM

Dorm accessories

thanks for commenting

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