CEMENT BECOMES CHIC
From funky knobs to luxe furniture, concrete has broken out its boring mould and is making heads turn
Forget its former unassuming appearance. This is the year of cement. Though its rough texture and finish made it difficult to accept, over the years its raw and mouldable nature has found a big market. In fact, in the next couple of months we are going to see a rise in cement-made products. Already architects have been using handmade cement tiles for residential and retail spaces. So, while concrete has always had powerful friends in the architectural community (think Le Corbusier) now homeowners are warming up to its limitless possibilities.