The Concrete Canvas furniture collection by Portland-based artist Neal Aronowitz can truly be called a project that breaks all the limits about how furniture should appear. The forms that the designers achieved are truly remarkable. The material which is used for the process allows concrete to be used in entirely new ways. This four-piece collection is essentially concrete cloth on a roll.
The design possibilities for this new material are tantalising and ripe for exploration. The artist has produced a collection comprising the Whorl table, Whorl Console, Todos table and Enso Table. All of them have the same round form, which was created by using the incredible technique. The concept is extraordinary. The challenge in the design and construction of this table was to stretch the tensile strength of the material to its limits for aesthetic beauty and interest, seemingly defying gravity.
I personally adore the how Aronowitz has torn up the rule book when it comes to furniture design and created something not only unusual, but utterly beautiful. The new, modern thinking becomes visual and results in minimalism that must be celebrated.