About Oso Industries
Oso Industries is a design studio focusing on new applications of concrete for furniture and custom interior design. Inspired by urban living, sculptor and founder Eric Weil and his team individually hand craft multifunctional furniture and architectural elements featuring concrete and other unique materials in clean, geometric forms.
Eric graduated from Oberlin College where he studied sculpture. After studying woodcarving in Ghana, where he was inspired by traditional furniture design, he moved to New York City and worked in a series of manufacturing jobs that used sculpting and mold-making processes. Through these experiences, Eric learned to work with castable materials like concrete, and began experimenting with techniques for coloring it and shaping it into new curvace¬¬ous forms. Recognizing concrete's untapped potential for use in design, Eric focused on this adaptable material and founded Oso Industries in Brooklyn in 2002.
Starting with the Rollerboy in 2003, Oso Industries has been pushing the combination of mobility, multifunctionality and creative use of materials. Elevating concrete, often overlooked and considered utilitarian, into beautiful, highly polished surfaces has been the focus ever since.
Oso Industries continues to find new uses for concrete with new colors and textures and coupling it with materials such as stainless steel rebar, poplar and black walnut, and glass.