Concrete is a sustainable material which was used by Ascent Civilizations and It’s still a very popular construction material. Good example is Khafre's Pyramid and the Roman Pantheon, one of the largest and first solid concrete construction. Concrete has a wide range of use from a residence we live and work in, to motorways, roads, bridges which we travel. Benefits of working with concrete are adaptability, hard wearing and long lasting. Many contemporary architects and designers try to work with concrete and they create a very unique piece of art. I have been thinking that a concrete walls and buildings are looking abandoned, boring and have a bleak look. However I have dug deep into concrete design and I found that concrete can captivate me by its simplicity and elegance. I am also surprised that It can decorate the room so distinctly.
Original concrete shelf designed by Cactus.
Above picture shows collection of furniture from the Dutch designers Tejo Remy and Rene Veenhuizzen. Collection consists two chairs, a bench and table. When you first look at it It makes you think that its a fabric but actually they were made of cast concrete.
Inspired by the paintings of Mondrian, this 200 cm tall bookshelf created by furniture designer Francesco Passaniti comprises concrete cubes of varying dimensions and colours that can be arranged according to the owner's taste.
Floral design pattern on concrete floor.
Bench designed by H2O Architects is a winner in urban project competition for the main square of Valenciennes. Made from fibre concrete, the components can be configured to form stools, benches and chairs for public seating.