Cool Concrete Patterns

Cool Concrete Patterns

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Adrienne Breaux
Aug 13, 2010

Concrete has become a fabulous option for interior finishes of all sorts in today's modern home—and we couldn't be more delighted. We love all of its positive characteristics and especially like how flexible in terms of aesthetics it is. That's why we decided to revisit one of our favorite Austin concrete artisans to see what he has been up to lately.

And boy are we glad we did. You might remember Eric Billig from a previous post we did of him: Concrete Furniture from Eric Billig! We just love his fresh take on concrete and his skills are obvious in the way in which he manipulates this sometimes tricky material.

He's really outdone himself with some of his newest creations, which feature absolutely amazing fabric and textural patterns embedded directly into the concrete. The level of detail is so delicate; you can practically tell the thread count of the fabric he used. Seen here best in two benches and a stool, we think this sort of item would be an excellent addition to a home: surprisingly modern and traditional, all at the same time. We also sat on those benches yesterday; they are genuinely comfortable!

Though reasonably priced, if you're not looking to take home a local, custom piece of furniture, you can choose from his cool, funky-shaped vases or his wildly popular coasters (which incidentally, could totally be used as tiles). Still doing mainly custom installations for residential and commercial projects around Austin, we just love his ability to blow our concrete expectations out of the water!

Live in Austin and want to see this incredible concrete in person? The Eric Billig WORKS store is open, by appointment only. Have you seen any concrete used in a unique or new way recently? Have concrete in your home's interior and love it? Let us know!

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