Description for the video below: For this experimental project, we arranged accessories in concrete and excavated them, piece by piece. This process produced random fissures in the concrete, creating unexpected compositions. A photographer takes pictures through the excavation process.

Vitaly is an experimental design studio. Established in 2011 and based in Toronto, we are accessory architects, producing genderless pieces that build upon the framework of global cultural directions. Our designs take inspiration from the prevalence of robotics, AI and industrial manufacturing processes in our daily lives.

Having spent our first years working with mixed materials such as wood and ceramic, we now work exclusively with 100% recycled, stainless steel.

The reasons for using this sustainable metal are countless. It does not rust, tarnish or turn your skin green. Due to its incredible durability, steel is also the most recycled material on the planet.

86% of all steel produced globally is eventually recycled. Each Vitaly piece may therefore contain remnants of skyscrapers, bridges or car parts — a cycle that continually influences our experimental industrial design practice.