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        Concrete Innovator Sets Collaborations in Stone

                                                                                                                                                                           All photos: Barbara Miller
        By John Filippelli                       structurally stronger pieces.”
                                                     While some requests are small
                     MOSS LANDING, CA —          and uncomplicated – such as

            f you dream it, it will come true.   incorporating shells from a client’s
                That’s the message of Mark       beach vacation into a custom piece
            Lesnick who, along with wife         – others are more challenging.
            Nan, have owned and operated         Some projects have included having
        Mark Concrete since 2003. The            horseshoes or bicycle gears embed-
        two pride themselves not only on         ded into the surfaces – instantly
        manufacturing customized con-            giving these pieces heirloom status,
        crete countertops, sinks, tiles and      according toLesnick.
        outdoor kitchen elements, but also           “The client must have great faith
        on collaborating with kitchen and        that the artisans can produce the
        bath design professionals to fulfill     product they envision,” he remarks
        any vision.                              about this distinctive relationship. If
             “Our primary client is the high-    that faith is there, “the possibilities
        end homeowner and their designer,        are endless.”                             Mark Lesnick of Mark Concrete created the soaking tub and co-designed
        and we specialize in custom looks                                                  the vanity in this collaborative bath that replicates a Korean bath house.
        in the kitchen and bath,” explains       SET IN STONE
        Lesnick.                                 Since the firm specializes in custom      “float.” Lesnick’s training and con-     material and having the ability to
             To create one-of-a-kind pieces,     concrete elements for the home,           siderable experience working with        push its limits with regard to shape
        Lesnick c
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