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27 Unconventional Concrete Creations

From Giant Concrete Bears to Concrete Ping Pong Tops

— August 10, 2011 — Autos
Construction workers may cry foul when they see all of these unconventional concrete creations. Concrete is used primarily as a building material, but designers have been re-purposing the tough stuff to create everything from electronics to wedding rings.

Using concrete to create everyday items may not make sense to a foreman, but it is a sensible strategy from a design standpoint. Concrete is tough, durable and eye-catching, all qualities found in good design. Making something like a memory stick or furniture out of concrete also extends its lifespan as concrete is virtually shatterproof and fireproof. If your only knowledge of concrete comes from buildings and city streets, then you definitely need to browse through at least a few of these unconventional concrete creations.
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Concrete Book Bolsters
Concrete Book Bolsters
The A-Z Bookends Are for the Scholar in Your Home
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Giant Concrete Bears
Giant Concrete Bears
Steelman Creates a Sky High Stuffy Teddy
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Ultra Tough Tech
Ultra Tough Tech
Kix Berlin Presents USB Sticks Made Out of Concrete
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Cement-Topped Scents
Cement-Topped Scents
The Alexa Lixfeld Fragrance Bottle is Topped with Concrete
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Sculpted Supercars
Sculpted Supercars
A BMW Z4 Model Created from Bricks Could Fetch $125,000
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Depressed Footprint Door Mats
Depressed Footprint Door Mats
Stellvertreter Coat Racks Suggest Shoe Placement
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Concrete Speakers
Concrete Speakers
Finally A Sound System for ‘Hard Rock' Music
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Indestructible Office Supplies
Indestructible Office Supplies
'Solid' from Magnus Pettersen is Built to Last
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Rock Solid Rec Room Essentials
Rock Solid Rec Room Essentials
The HENGE Concrete Ping Pong Table is Designed for Outdoor Play
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Concrete Lighting
Concrete Lighting
The Aplomb Lamp by Paolo Lucidi and Luca Pevere is for the Tough Crowd
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Concrete Ping Pong Tops
Concrete Ping Pong Tops
James DeWulf Spices up Table Tennis with a Designer Flair
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Concrete USBs
Concrete USBs
The Memory Weights USB is Worth Its Weight in Data
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Asphalt Accessories
Asphalt Accessories
The Molla Space Concrete Ring is Hardcore Fashion
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Faux Fabric Stools
Faux Fabric Stools
Stitching Concrete is Designed to Be Deceptively Indestructible
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Life-Sized LEGO Blocks
Life-Sized LEGO Blocks
Tara Ketchum's Concrete LEGO Blocks are Solid
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Concrete Chaise Longues
Concrete Chaise Longues
Ricardo Garza Marcos' Rama Bench is Simple Yet Sturdy
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Suggested Space Stem Holders
Suggested Space Stem Holders
Weight Vases by Decha Archjananun Split Their Task in Two
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Classy Concrete Accessories
Classy Concrete Accessories
Lauren Cummings' Geometric Jewelry is Architecturally-Inclined
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Stone Age Speakers
Stone Age Speakers
The 'Exposed Concrete Speakers' Shows Shmuel Linski's Love of Raw Materials
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Cement Sunglasses
Cement Sunglasses
These Concrete Glasses for the Concrete Show Make for Heavy Seeing
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Concrete Jewelry
Concrete Jewelry
Smersh Design
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Concrete PC Cases
Concrete PC Cases
The Concretronic Computer Case is a Construction-Quality PC Mod
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Concrete Lamps
Concrete Lamps
Joachim Manz Trabant Pendant Light is a Marvel of Interior Design
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Stone Age Espresso Machines
Stone Age Espresso Machines
Shmuel Linski's 'Espresso Solo' is Rock Solid
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Curvy Cement Couches
Curvy Cement Couches
'Dune' by Rainer Mutsch is a Rock Solid Couch Collection
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Cement Jewelry
Cement Jewelry
Beat Poet Concrete Rings Are Made of Reclaimed Components
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Cement Fabric
Cement Fabric
Concrete Cloth by Concrete Canvas is Named Material of the Year
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