Top Ten: Concrete Furniture That Won’t Fly Away

Top Ten: Concrete Furniture That Won’t Fly Away

While all of us in New York City and the surrounding areas are finding ways to cope with the massively damaging Hurricane Sandy, these concrete pieces are anchored to the ground, and ever more pleasing than the concrete blocks and sand bags used to fight off Sandy's storm surge. Hopefully this heavy top ten brings a little levity to a difficult time.

Top Ten Concrete, Knoll, Stones, Maya Lin

1. Stones
PRICE: $701
11" H x 42" W x 29.5" D

Available in both molded polyethylene and spray-molded fiberglass reinforced cement, this outdoor stool is a versatile piece that works as seating and table space.

Top Ten Concrete, Quince & Milan, Bag Stool, Gitta Gschwendtner

2. Bag Stool
DESIGNER: Gitta Gschwendtner
MANUFACTURER: Quinze & Milan
PRICE: $798
6.9" H X 16.9" W X 8.8" D

The outdoor concrete version of the Bag stool weighs approximately 143 lbs. and comes with a fixation system. It's not going anywhere.

Top Ten Concrete, Nola, Concrete seating, Concrete things chair

3. Concrete Things Chair
PRICE: Inquire for pricing
W 91 cm x D 77 cm x H 60.5 cm

The molded concrete shapes of these monumental forms may appear to be massive, but their sculptural shapes were actually inspired by the weightless lines of the Nola's wire-frame Grid chair.

Top Ten Concrete, Magis, Table_One Bistrot Table

4. Table_One Bistrot Café Table
DESIGNER: Konstantin Grcic
PRICE: $1,049
28.3" H X 31.1" Top Dia X 13.8" Base Dia

This table is grounded by a conical concrete base topped by an aluminum leg and laminate top.

Top Ten Concrete, Established and Sons, Zaha Hadid,

5. Drift Concrete
DESIGNER: Amanda Levete
MANUFACTURER: Established & Sons
PRICE: $10,800
L2880mm x D870mm x H420mm, seat depth 420mm

Inspired by a piece of driftwood, this outdoor bench is organic in shape and futuristic in form.

Top Ten Concrete, Eric Slayton, Coffee Table, Concrete

6. Coffee Table
DESIGNER: Eric Slayton
PRICE: Inquire for pricing

This table is custom made in Brooklyn using reclaimed wood, concrete, and steel bases with various finishes. Each piece is unique.

Top Ten Concrete, Cerno, Onus Table Lamp

7. Onus Table Lamp
PRICE: $405
10" L X 8.5" W X 17" H

A concrete block keeps the Onus lamp base sturdy as it cantilevers out with a delicate metal boom.

Top Ten Concrete, B&B Italia, TOBI-ISHI, Table, Concrete furniture

8. Tobi-Ishi
DESIGNER: Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby
PRICE: Inquire for pricing

The cement grout finish on this table accentuates its elemental, Eastern inspiration and the look of large stones.

Top Ten Concrete, Felix McCormack, SPARGO LAMP, Desk lamp

9. Spargo Lamp
DESIGNER: Felix McCormack
PRICE: Inquire for pricing

An experimentation on the possibilities of concrete, this lamp mixes concrete, turned oak and aluminum for a textural, yet sleek lamp.

Top Ten Concrete, Landscape Forms, Outdoor furniture, concrete furniture

10. Lungo Mare
DESIGNER: EMBT Arquitectes
MANUFACTURER: Landscape Forms
PRICE: Inquire for pricing

Lungo Mare was inspired by the waves of the sea and the dunes of the beach. The result is a concrete structure that encourages public seating on a large scale.

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Posted October 30, 2012 by Jean Lin

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