GENMFGCO released the cast Finn Coaster available in pewter and concrete last week. Produced entirely on site at GENMFGCO in Brooklyn, we’ve deployed a constellation of them to the main work table to sit under this tiny and resilient little plant.
With the Finn Coaster, we set out to produce an object that stood well on its own but could also elegantly serve a purpose in a group. Named in reference to the striking Giant’s Causeway in Northern Ireland, I think we found a nice balance with these tessellating and twisted hexagonal slabs.
The Finn Coaster as well provided us the dual opportunity to continue working with cast pewter and to introduce concrete into our vocabulary. It was interesting for us to discover quite how different the production, finishing and end result could be. In pewter, the coaster is slightly less tall than the concrete but boasts a mighty heft. The concrete coaster meanwhile finishes to an extremely pure and clean surface while the polished pewter retains some of the markings from its casting despite its shine.
Hunt and I are celebrating the arbitrary “nearly five months in business” milestone with a new site for General Manufacturing. We’ve in the process also rolled out international shipping for many more countries.