Scottish design firm Four Eight Eight specializes in concrete, even though its Concrete Sofa might not look like it. Taking on the uncanny appearance of a standard, leather-upholstered couch, the Concrete Sofa is actually made of molded concrete -- which consumers will be able to feel once they take a seat.
Four Eight Eight was able to create the impeccably realistic looking concrete seat by using a leather couch as a model. The firm took a leather couch and turned it into a plaster mold, then set the concrete within that frame. As such, the concrete takes on all the subtleties of leather, right down to the finely rippled texture.
Because of the density of the concrete, Concrete Sofa can be left outside all year round with very little need for maintenance -- a quality that no leather sofa can brag of.