Tung Shape is designed and produced in Gnesta, Sweden and Brooklyn, USA by Steven Albert Bush. The forms are cast with a custom mix of concrete and the outdoor lights are rated ip65. All lamps are 12 volt LED’s with a color temperature of 3000° K.
The motivation behind the design is to take an ancient materiel which is so common in our everyday lives and try to use it in new, innovative ways.
LED lighting has evolved dramatically over the last years. Lifetime optimal performance with high quality LED’s is now approximately 50 - 80,000 hrs and color temperatures range from cold to warm.
The lamps are cast in the concrete and become a permanent element of the design. Having a fixed lifetime for the lamp promotes you to consider the time you actually use it. I like that finite reminder. Electronic dimmers adds to a mix of old and new elements which help create a unique piece. Ip65 rated lamps, transformers and switches allow for products which are safe for use outside. Pigment gives the option to add colors along with the sand and stones. Polishing can make the concrete feel as smooth as marble.
It is my dream to have larger pieces which can be off-the-grid with solar, battery and auto on/off. Yet issues with full solar remain - primarily in the fact that cloudy days do not replenish a battery. Larger batteries and solar panels can lessen this effect, but at a cost. Solar options are under development.
Each product is a unique, hand made piece and no two come out exactly alike. Consideration must be given to this type of production scale and the inherent characteristics of such production methods. I find "perfection" in the air bubbles, small cracks and unique blending of the colors and cement.
Designs can be customized with color(s) and aggregate.
CE / U.L. compliance
All designs are made using high quality components - lights, switches & transformers all bear the CE, U.L. mark and comply with CE/U.L. certification.
Each item has been planned to be as efficient, safe and reliable as possible within normal circumstances. All elements which are part of the outdoor range of lights are rated at IP65.
NOTE: Lamps designed for outdoor use are not immersible in water. They are not for use in fountains or fish ponds. Lamps may stand in the rain, but should never be left standing in pooling water with a depth of more than a few millimeters.
Care / Safety & Disclaimer All normal / approved safety considerations for using electrical elements in wet and dry environments should be observed. The customer is responsible for placement and usage of the unit after purchase. Certain lamps are constructed with dimmers and are not approved for outdoor use. Refer to the documentation for each lamp to determine the proper environment for use.
Tung Shape is not responsible for any injury or damages which occur due to improper or unapproved use of these products.
Lamps used outdoors can crack if they are extremely wet and then exposed to below freezing temperatures. As with any stone or concrete products, water absorbed inside the material expands upon freezing and may possibly result in cracks. Concrete items left outside year round in wet environments should be treated with a sealer.
Terms of Sales
Payment is through PayPal or Bank Transfer or other applicable means.
If the LED lights fail the unit will be replaced. Switches and transformers can be replacemed if these elements fail.
& local taxes.
Applicable where purchased / EU countries pay Swedish VAT.
UPS or other carrier.
On average 2-3 weeks. Larger items will require more lead time to produce and cure.
Returns & Refunds
Items can be returned up to 30 days from the date of purchase. Items must be in the same condition as when purchased. The buyer is responsible for return shipping costs.
Tung Shape is produced under the Parent Company of Bush Production HB, located in Gnesta, Sweden.
Tax – organization number: 969663-4923.
Västra Storgatan 53
646 35 Gnesta, Sweden
tel +46 (0)79 715 5478.
133 Franklin St.
Brooklyn, NY 11222
tel 908 342 6542