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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

Rainbo
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5 years ago

Neat idea! Would love to see someone actually sitting in one though. The illusion must look like they are floating ;)

Arabella Atlee
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5 years ago

Creative

Pi...
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5 years ago

What an interesting asymmetrical view it creates!

Magdalena Magličić
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5 years ago

The contrast between two very different materials living in one is what makes it special.

Jasminka Tanner
Community Member
5 years ago

Cyborg chairs!

Kirsten Preston
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5 years ago

I think they're great, something different from the usual stuff ;-)

Cinnie
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5 years ago

Its like they are ghosts!!

Grazielle Quiwa
Community Member
5 years ago

Most are saying the artist should've duplicated the wood designs..well, that's cool. But in my opinion, I think it's better this way as I see as it as a furniture morphing into it's modern version, yknw, it's like we're witnessing the stage in the process where it is slowly turning into its contemporary version. And I think that's pretty awesome.

Grazielle Quiwa
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5 years ago

**into its

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Tiny Dynamine
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5 years ago

Good idea but badly executed due to the acrylic being of no style. It should mirror the original design as this looks like it was cobbled together in an hour.

devmurarjee mayank
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5 years ago

Realization of prosthetics

Jerri Closson
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5 years ago

Ok, bordpanda....every article has a Google ad right on top of the words. It won't x away but asks me why I don't want to see the ad and "can't read the article" is not an option response. I am using an iPad, a common device that should be able to read your articles with ease. :-(

Homa Pourjam
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5 years ago

creative

Timmy Carey
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5 years ago

This makes me wanna smash my chair with a sledge hammer so I can have a cool chair

Leo Noni
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5 years ago

Lovely

ptm45
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5 years ago

looks like the object is fading away

Phoebe Milan
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5 years ago

Very surreal. I love it!

Okti Dian
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5 years ago

"broken"

Susan NihgCharthaigh
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5 years ago

What and excellent concept! I just wish he'd taken the time to have the transparent match the wood curves.

Raspberry Ginger
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5 years ago

Cool!

bubamara
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5 years ago

love it

Natasha Forchione
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5 years ago

Very cool!

Trevor Morton
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5 years ago

Artist does stuff that sounds good on paper and the result is shit. Combining transparent plastic with wood diminishes the qualities of both these materials.

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5 years ago

pretty, but the shapes weren't replicated

Miguel Angel
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5 years ago

Why is he an artist instead of a furniture designer? "Art" has become a devalued concept.

Grazielle Quiwa
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5 years ago

Simple Definition of art. : something that is created with imagination and skill and that is beautiful or that expresses important ideas or feelings. I think every furniture designer is an artist. I know it's no Picasso but art is art.

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Superluminal1
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5 years ago

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Like someone is actually gonna sit on one of those chairs!

Mary Bittle
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5 years ago

As long as I knew it was functional, I certainly would - why not?

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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

Rainbo
Community Member
5 years ago

Neat idea! Would love to see someone actually sitting in one though. The illusion must look like they are floating ;)

Arabella Atlee
Community Member
5 years ago

Creative

Pi...
Community Member
5 years ago

What an interesting asymmetrical view it creates!

Magdalena Magličić
Community Member
5 years ago

The contrast between two very different materials living in one is what makes it special.

Jasminka Tanner
Community Member
5 years ago

Cyborg chairs!

Kirsten Preston
Community Member
5 years ago

I think they're great, something different from the usual stuff ;-)

Cinnie
Community Member
5 years ago

Its like they are ghosts!!

Grazielle Quiwa
Community Member
5 years ago

Most are saying the artist should've duplicated the wood designs..well, that's cool. But in my opinion, I think it's better this way as I see as it as a furniture morphing into it's modern version, yknw, it's like we're witnessing the stage in the process where it is slowly turning into its contemporary version. And I think that's pretty awesome.

Grazielle Quiwa
Community Member
5 years ago

**into its

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Tiny Dynamine
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5 years ago

Good idea but badly executed due to the acrylic being of no style. It should mirror the original design as this looks like it was cobbled together in an hour.

devmurarjee mayank
Community Member
5 years ago

Realization of prosthetics

Jerri Closson
Community Member
5 years ago

Ok, bordpanda....every article has a Google ad right on top of the words. It won't x away but asks me why I don't want to see the ad and "can't read the article" is not an option response. I am using an iPad, a common device that should be able to read your articles with ease. :-(

Homa Pourjam
Community Member
5 years ago

creative

Timmy Carey
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5 years ago

This makes me wanna smash my chair with a sledge hammer so I can have a cool chair

Leo Noni
Community Member
5 years ago

Lovely

ptm45
Community Member
5 years ago

looks like the object is fading away

Phoebe Milan
Community Member
5 years ago

Very surreal. I love it!

Okti Dian
Community Member
5 years ago

"broken"

Susan NihgCharthaigh
Community Member
5 years ago

What and excellent concept! I just wish he'd taken the time to have the transparent match the wood curves.

Raspberry Ginger
Community Member
5 years ago

Cool!

bubamara
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5 years ago

love it

Natasha Forchione
Community Member
5 years ago

Very cool!

Trevor Morton
Community Member
5 years ago

Artist does stuff that sounds good on paper and the result is shit. Combining transparent plastic with wood diminishes the qualities of both these materials.

--
Community Member
5 years ago

pretty, but the shapes weren't replicated

Miguel Angel
Community Member
5 years ago

Why is he an artist instead of a furniture designer? "Art" has become a devalued concept.

Grazielle Quiwa
Community Member
5 years ago

Simple Definition of art. : something that is created with imagination and skill and that is beautiful or that expresses important ideas or feelings. I think every furniture designer is an artist. I know it's no Picasso but art is art.

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Superluminal1
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5 years ago

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Like someone is actually gonna sit on one of those chairs!

Mary Bittle
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5 years ago

As long as I knew it was functional, I certainly would - why not?

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