Concrete Sofa (Image courtesy Design Milk)
By Andrew Liszewski

While this chesterfield sofa might look like it’s made from a bland gray leather, believe it or not it’s actually made from concrete. It was created by a UK-based company called Gray Concrete, appropriately enough, for the 100% Design exhibition in London, and the incredible amount of detail in it was captured using the company’s special molding techniques. Not only does it look like it’s made from actual leather, but they went the extra mile by ensuring the cushions have ‘bum prints’ and you’ll even find a concrete fifty pence coin stuck behind one of them. Now obviously the piece was created to show just how versatile concrete can be, but I think you could really class up a city by replacing its traditional park benches with durable, concrete reproductions of famous pieces of furniture.

[ Design Milk – Concrete Chesterfield Sofa by Gray Concrete ]


  1. That could be dangerous. I can see somebody plopping down on this, thinking it's some comfy plush seat, but instead they break their coccyx.

  2. WOW thats great. I saw some in our local park last winter that had been carved from ice, i know theres a cardboard chesterfield you can buy flatpack which is pretty nifty and ive also seen inflatable chesterfield sofas for sale (theyre not cheap) – looks like this type of sofa is having a resurgence.