The dirty secret of a lot of outdoor furniture is that it really can’t stand up to bad weather. Enter the Slab Collection from Bay Area-based Bevara Design House.
Bevara’s founders, Stacy and Erik Jorgensen, created the Slab Collection tables and stools from Eco Concrete, a reinforced natural fiber composite consisting of cement, granite, stone, marble powder, and natural coconut fiber. The indoor-outdoor material can be lightly sanded to hide natural wear and tear (though some of us are fans of patina). Yet the weighty-looking pieces are surprisingly light because Eco Concrete is 40 percent lighter than conventional concrete.
The Slab collection is available through Bevara Design House directly. Some pieces are also sold through select retailers, including Gumps in San Francisco, ABC Carpet and Home and Canvas in New York.
Above: Slab concrete furniture is suitable for indoor and outdoor use. The Slab “Dine” Dining Table measures 63 by 35 by 30 inches; $2,500.
Above: The Slab Square Stool with a handle measures 14 inches wide and 18 inches tall; $352.
Above: The Slab California Gossip Stool is available in several sizes including a large 19-inch diameter and height (L) for $462 and a small 16-inch diameter and height (R) for $352.
And, take a look at the Concrete Casting happening in Britain.