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.

Having spent our first years working with mixed materials such as wood and ceramic, we have now turned our attention to designing primarily with stainless steel. 

The reasons for using this metal are countless. It does not rust, tarnish or turn your skin green. But more importantly, steel is the most recycled material on the planet. With a lifespan of up to three decades, 86% of steel will be reused.

Each Vitaly piece may therefore contain remnants of skyscrapers, bridges or car parts — a cycle that continually influences our experimental design process.