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Artist “Fixes” Broken Wood Furniture With Translucent Materials
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Furniture Design5 years ago

Artist “Fixes” Broken Wood Furniture With Translucent Materials

Instead of trying to restore the old look, Tatiane Freitas repairs broken furniture with translucent acrylic. The ongoing series are titled “My Old New Chair” and the result creates a captivating optical illusion.

Tatiane’s method is similar to the Japanese kintsugi (art of repairing broken pottery with various materials, including gold, silver, or platinum). She treats the breakage, but also includes it as part of an object, rather than simply disguising it.

One Tatiane’s piece even got included in the Clairvoyance exhibition at Guy Hepner in New York.

More info: tatianefreitas.com | Instagram (h/t: colossal)

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Christian Thomas
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5 years ago

This guy wins most Bored Panda of year, but also most crafty and dope.

Wombat34
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5 years ago

Nice idea but I don't thank it pans out very well. Patching them in a contrasting wood with duplicating the original style might be more interesting.

Yvonne Bernal
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5 years ago

This is what I call "functional art" lol

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Christian Thomas
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5 years ago

This guy wins most Bored Panda of year, but also most crafty and dope.

Wombat34
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5 years ago

Nice idea but I don't thank it pans out very well. Patching them in a contrasting wood with duplicating the original style might be more interesting.

Yvonne Bernal
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5 years ago

This is what I call "functional art" lol

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