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BRC Polishes Remnant Concrete to Create Glossy Custom Tables

Posted By Lori Zimmer On May 19, 2011 @ 3:50 pm In green furniture,Recycled Materials | 1 Comment

BRC Designs, Benjamin Rollins Caldwell, Money Tables, Recycled Concrete, ICFF, Furniture, Recycled Furniture, green design, eco design, sustainable design

We have been digging Benjamin Rollins Caldwell’s [1] innovative furniture – namely his vintage circuit board tables [2]- but we’ve also become entranced with his new “Money Tables.” Made from salvaged concrete [3]slabs balanced on modern clear Lucite, each chunky concrets slab is polished to a high gloss finish giving way to a table of unique is size and finish.

Caldwell [4] trolls construction sites, carefully thumbing through remnant concrete cast offs. With more of an artist’s mindset than that of a designer, he looks through the pieces with special attention given to visual pattern, texture, and of course optimal surface — as they will become decorative tables [5]. After choosing the perfect slabs, he hulls them back to his studio where he reworks and coats them, polishing the surface and cross sections.

The Money Tables can be custom ordered in any size and come in various colors and qualities of concrete. Caldwell’s BRC Design furniture [6] lines also upcycles other materials such as chains, old wires, and even jeans labels into furniture [7].

+ BRC Designs [1]

 


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URLs in this post:

[1] Benjamin Rollins Caldwell’s: http://brcdesigns.com

[2] vintage circuit board tables: http://inhabitat.com/brc-designs-binary-table-01-is-made-entirely-from-vintage-circuit-boards/

[3] concrete : http://inhabitat.com/using-recycled-concrete-could-reduce-road-paving-costs-by-10-20/

[4] Caldwell: http://inhabitat.com/recycled-bike-chain-chair-really-knows-how-to-rock/

[5] decorative tables: http://inhabitat.com/beyt-collection/

[6] BRC Design furniture: http://inhabitat.com/brc-designs-unveils-interweb-chair-made-from-1100-feet-of-coaxial-cable/

[7] into furniture: http://inhabitat.com/cheap-ass-elite-uses-recycled-plastic-baskets-to-make-louis-armchairs/

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