Every now and then, when it appears concrete homewares and finishes have started to get a little dull, the thought that concrete has been around since Roman times firmly places the material back in the classic category where it merely requires designer updates. Open to numerous interpretations, concrete gets that edgy refashioning when designers invent ways to manipulate it, mix it and combine it with other materials. Slab Homewares makes concrete products that have been paired with wood and metallics to soften and transform the everyday living objects they are made available as. They are ideal for the minimalist home, but look just as right in vivid, decadent decors, as well. Here are some old and new designs.