Before Ikea became mainstream if you wanted to build your own cheap DIY furniture you had to look no further than your nearest construction site. Back in the day a few sturdy cinder blocks, a plank of wood and a little ingenuity produced many a bookshelf. Not exactly elegant we agree but certainly functional for loads of young people just starting out. If you’re feeling a bit nostalgic for your own salad days or are in the flat-out in the midst of them, Sergio Silva’s modern approach to the drab block will help inspire your inner DIY. The Walnut Block adds a touch of class it’s concrete cousin is sorely lacking. The Block is also available in an elegant but more delicate Ceramic. Either is sure to produce a dignified piece of furniture you will be proud to display, no trip to Ikea needed.
The ceramic version is the same weight and size as an original cinder block however much more delicate.