Concept brings custom concrete furniture (and more) to Salt Lake’s Granary District
by Brad Mee
In the heart of Salt Lake City’s Granary District, a large warehouse has recently been transformed into a chic showroom for Concept, a company described by its owners— Jeff Barker, John Harris and Jeffrey Potts— as “a unique retail and manufacturing company selling locally custom made, in many cases using local materials, home furnishing pieces and specialty concrete surfaces for the discerning client.” Yes, it’s a mouthful, but it nicely sums up the company’s distinctive offerings. From wooden beds and benches fabricated from recycled pallets to tables, vanities and even napkin rings formed from concrete (and a large selection of framed art and sculptures rounding out the mix), Concept’s offering provides customized and stylish options for most any space in the home and garden. We were particularly enamored with the concrete pieces, some constructed from the traditional material and others from a lightweight alternative by Cheng. Here are a few of our favorites snapped during the well-attended open house.