02 Nov '11, 12pm

Concrete Furniture: Let's Nip This Design Trend In The Bud

Concrete Furniture: Let's Nip This Design Trend In The Bud

Rafael Gomez via Designboom /via Doing my morning troll of design sites, I see on Designboom yet another piece of concrete furniture, this time a concrete coffee table by Rafael Gomez. Now this piece is not entirely without interest, in that it is a direct "wink at the building industry more precisely at the universe inside a building site where so many objects and shapes can be used to make any object."- anyone who has been involved in the building industry has seen lots of rebar sticking out of concrete and this definitely is a clever allusion. Bucky Fuller famously asked "how much does your house weigh?" Mass matters. In a world where we talk about portability and mobility, concrete is just about the worst material going; it is heavy. And in a world where we worry about our carbon footprint, the manufacture of cement is responsible for 5% of the Carbon dioxide produced ...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/eco-friendly-furniture/concrete...

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