'concrete bench' by tejo remy and rené veenhuizen
an industrial mundane material generally associated with building construction, concrete is known for its solidity, strength and durability.
often used to create large monolithic forms, designers have started to manipulate the cold, rigid medium,
forming it into organic and fluid furniture pieces expressing more movement and softer lines with concrete which
usually seems static.
dutch designers tejo remy and rené veenhuizen
have developed a series of concrete pieces - a bench, table and chairs -
which offers the look of inflated furniture. each one is cast as a single object in plastic sheeting or waterproof PVC
with metal fibers mixed into the material compound and steel rods embedded within the legs and for reinforcement.'spurt' lounge chair by paulsberg
produced from a carbon-textile reinforced concrete, the 'spurt' lounge chair by german studio paulsberg
takes its form from the
silhouette of a sprinter, getting ready to start a race. each chair is handmade due to the complexity of its shape.'seat slug' by rael san fratello architects
made from a cement-based polymer developed by california-based studio rael san fratello architects
, the 'seat slug' is a biomorphic interpretation
of a bench which demonstrates the development of one-of-a-kind building components made using 3D modeling software.
it is composed of 230 individual rapid-manufactured elements.'concrete things chair' by komplot for nolasee more of about this project here
'concrete things chair' by danish studio komplot
for swedish brand nola
is a monolithic concrete seating object.'stitched concrete bench' by florian schmidsee more of about this project hereflorian schmid
's 'stitched concrete' bench, chair and stools are constructed from a material called 'concrete canvas' CC.
the substance is a canvas medium which is impregnated with cement when drenched in water, allowing the german designer
to fold it into desired forms and proportions. the seams are stitched together using brightly colored string, giving the concrete
the look of textile.'concrete rocking chair' by metrofarm
the 'concrete rocking chair' by german studio metrofarm
is a subtly curved, moulded concrete form whose seat sits directly on the ground.'concrete chair' by stefan zwicky
swiss designer stefan zwicky
takes le corbusier's 'LC2 armchair' and transforms it into a monolithic piece of furniture which
expresses the weight and cold nature of concrete.'arc table' by foster + partnerssee more about this project here
drawing its formal qualities from temporary fabric structures, the 'arc table' by foster + partners
for italitan company molteni&C.
successfully makes concrete appear soft and fluid. the base of the design is made from a composition of cement and organic fibre.'folded concrete objects' by tim mackerodtsee more about this project here
the 'FALT.series' by german designer tim mackerodt
is made from a fiber-reinforced concrete that is produced by g.tecz
the material is rolled-out and manually folded into flexible molds to create each form.'unpølished' by dik scheepersimage © kristof vranckensee more about this project here
the 'unpølished' furniture series by dik scheepers
is made from moulding a composite of paper and cement.
the dutch designer experiments with a variety of paper types mixing it with concrete to give each object a distinct character.
each of the pieces are combined with a wood base frame offering a softer warmer look to the designs.'baztek stools' by yael tandlersee more about this project here
israeli designer yael tandler
has produced the 'baztek stool'. a soft mould is filled with cement which is then inserted into a form
and pressed into a base structure of wooden legs which are locked together by the concrete once dry.'m. bench' by grupo bondisee more about this project here
argentinian design studio grupo bondi
have conceived 'm.bench' an outdoor seating piece which gives concrete a plush-look.
using patented technology, the creatives have produced what looks like an upholstered ottoman.'loop chair' by willy guhl
in 1954, swiss designer willy guhl conceived 'loop chair', an outdoor furniture piece handmade from eternit, a fibre cement.