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Speaking of trompe l’oeil, here’s another delightful find I remembered from the AD show as I combed through the business cards I gathered there. Zachary A. Design‘s outdoor furniture looks like it was chiseled out of stone or formed from solid concrete, but is light enough to be moved by a toddler. (See the incredible pic below!)
faux cement furniture

They furniture is actually made from a combo of fiberglass and coarse sand, so it’s light enough to move around your yard at will, but sturdy enough that it won’t blow away in a breeze (unlike the plastic monoblocs of yore). And it’s all-weather with a very convincing finish — I touched it at the show, and it really does feel like it would age and wear in an attractive, organic way. I’d love to put these modern beauties near a swimming pool this summer. (So who has a pool and wants to invite me over, eh?)

10 Responses

  1. [...] Delight: Lightweight Concrete Furniture HGTV Design Happens Tue, April 3, 2012 11:00 AM UTC HGTV Design Happens Rate Share (function(){var [...]

  2. Amy says:

    I love this stuff! Zachary A Design's outdoor furniture is super playful and certainly fun to look at – a conversation starter even!

    You can see and purchase the entire Zachary A Design's outdoor line at Pure Home – http://www.purehome.com/shop/index.php/catalogsea

  3. [...] every now and again for home improvement ideas, and this time around, I ran across a post titled, “Daily Delight: Lightweight Concrete Furniture.” I am completely in love. Retrieved from [...]

  4. [...] outdoor furniture line we’re excited about is Zachary A. Design. Recently featured on HGTV’s blog, this company creates furniture that looks like heavy stone, but feels extremely lightweight. [...]

  5. hiking gear says:

    Nice story. I've saved your site so I can revisit your future articles. Keep up the great work!

  6. Sakshi Chem Sciences says:

    This lightweight concrete furniture is light enough to move toddler. I would love to put these modern beauty.

  7. Shamica says:

    That is really cool! It really looks heavy because of its chiseled design. I want to buy some of those too for my Perth patios .

  8. Really cool! You can also find a lot of custom wood furniture on this web..

  9. Jan says:

    How do we find out where to purchase and how much??? Thanks!!!

  10. He's crazy says:

    No prices aren’t listed so I’m sure it’s the same price as real concrete or even more. I read that it was overpriced and very expensive but it’s very difficult to find out how much anything is. You go on the website and find out that you have to fill out a form and fill to request a price. They even go as far as aking my business name and address with out any type of disclosure.

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Briana MowreyBriana is a writer and senior editor for HGTV.com. Her self-described design style is "mid-century modern magpie." She lives in a Brooklyn apartment with her husband, their spoiled dachshund, Chauncey,...

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