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.

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