Tal & Bert was founded in February 2020 by husband & wife duo, Ray & Val Talbert. Their creations combined their love of outdoors, recreational mining, and art. They started their company in their home studio which rapidly grew into a two studio company with a brick & mortar storefront. Val handles the front end of the business as the owner and chief designer and Ray works behind the scenes propelling the company forward by focusing on marketing and company systems.
Tal & Bert is the meeting point of raw natural minerals and industrial concrete. Our designs are made from hand poured concrete that has been sculpted by hand in small batches. Our work is inspired by the Japanese philosophy of wabi-sabi, finding the beauty in imperfections. We take the cracks and breakages in the concrete and turn them in to designs inspired by minerals we mine.
Tal & Bert operates out of Pittsburgh, PA - Our HQ is located in Sharpsburg neighbor and we have a second studio in Mt. Lebanon. Tal & Bert also has two brick & mortar storefronts located in the Dormont & Sharpsburg neighborhoods where you can shop our designs as well as the work of over 70 women & minority owned businesses.
Tal & Bert's work has been featured by new outlets like Cosmopolitan, Real Simple, CNN, The Washington Post, Buzzfeed, Essence Magazine, Pop Sugar, The Spruce, Apartment Therapy and Pittsburgh Magazine. Their work has been bought and shared by celebrities like Giannina Gibelli, Catherine McBroom, Nia Vardalos and countless bloggers and social media personalities launching Tal & Bert to be named one of the upcoming home brands of 2020 by Pop Sugar.