8.0 concrete chair

The 8.0 chair is made of an ultra strong concrete, which allows the design to be extremely thin. So yes: you can really put all of your weight on the seat.

The chair is made using a mold, which the concrete is poured into (pics after the jump), so it exists of just one piece of pure material. How minimalist!

It was designed by Omer Arbel, head of the Vancouver-based design practice Omer Arbel Office.

Interesting detail: Arbel was recently awarded the commission to design the medals for the 2010 Winter Olympic in Vancouver. Talk about recognition!

Photography by Shannon Loewen.