Concrete and wood furniture studio debuts at design fair

California’s Cimarron artisanal furniture designer announced its debut at the WestEdge Design Fair. At Cimarron’s Half Moon Bay-based studios, the innovative furniture designer creates unique functional art from wood and concrete.

Cimarron’s unique approach to furniture is an elegant combination of wood with cast concrete in a wide variety of colors and textures. “We are very interested in meeting with designers, press and gallery owners at this fair,” said Cimarron’s master craftsman and designer Scott Smith. “Our hope is to garner excitement for our product line and develop key channels to take our furniture and accessories to market.”Our hope is to garner excitement for our product line and develop key channels to take our furniture and accessories to market.”

Few furniture makers work with both mediums, making lightweight, yet durable cast concrete suitable for furniture. With Cimarron, no two pieces will ever look exactly the same. The combination of cast concrete and wood, with the highly customizable selection of color, aggregate and wood species, allow customers to enjoy a work of art no one else can claim to have. Cimarron is always introducing new concepts to their line of furniture. They also work in collaboration, or under commission with trade, to meet anyone’s unique furniture needs and desires.

Cimarron is launching two new beautiful pieces at WestEdge. A sideboard’s modern take on frame and panel construction showcases concrete side panels that are cast in a fluid three-dimensional double wave shape. The piece has a cast concrete top that is connected with sliding dovetails. A coffee pour-over stand is a simple yet elegant mix of hand-crafted materials. Wood uprights grab onto a cross piece that supports handmade ceramic cones, used for the filters and coffee. A cast concrete base rests on the bottom of the stand and supports coffee cups. The bases are cast with a drip reservoir to catch any extra coffee, to minimize mess and make clean up easy.

In addition, the company will be raffling off a Cimarron Coffee Pour-Over. They will also perform durability and stain tests on lightweight, thin-cast concrete throughout the design show.

Other pieces at the booth include the “Caulos” plant stand, “Chameleon” coffee table, “Skylight” coffee table, “Lydia” console table and “China” end table. Also on display will be a variety of cast concrete panels (interchangeable tops for Chameleon) and tiles (used to demonstrate cast concrete color potential).

Cimarron’s master craftsman and designer, Scott Smith, studied traditional wooden boatbuilding and yacht design as well as chemistry and concrete casting. He brings a set of skills, tools and techniques to designing and building furniture that is different from most furniture makers, and yet rooted in a longstanding, highly skilled woodworking tradition. As a dynamic craftsman, Smith has an impressive ability to harmoniously blend elements and influences from a variety of periods and styles, reflecting a distinct aesthetic; characterized by an eclectic blend of modern and traditional elements in clean lines and organic curves.

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