Not exactly your typical patio furniture, the Le Corbusier Concrete Chair was designed by architect Stefan Zwicky in the style of the legendary Charles-Édouard Jeanneret – widely considered to be the father of the Modern architecture movement. Constructed out of concrete “cushions” with a metal rebar frame, the chair looks like is was pulled from the austere lobby of a Soviet government building. “Have a seat Comrade. It will just be a moment.”
Despite their harsh appearance, in many ways these chairs are the perfect solution for outdoor public seating. Stylish, weather resistant, little chance of being carried off by vandals, just uncomfortable enough to discourage vagrants from napping. Plus they’re made from some of the most inexpensive construction material out there! Although when you factor in shipping costs, each chair comes out to around $25,000.