Broken Translucent Chairs

Your eyes aren’t playing tricks, designer Tatiane Freitas actually repairs broken furniture with translucent acrylic resin to create an optical illusion of sorts. She aims to demonstrate a “clear wish to create pieces which will endure the harshness of time, and therefore bring to their new owners the memories evoked in her, many lost in history.” Continue reading for more pictures. Click here for a few bonus images of furniture made from real Boeing airplane parts.

Broken Translucent Chairs
Broken Translucent Chairs
Broken Translucent Chairs
Broken Translucent Chairs
Broken Translucent Chairs

“Freitas, who recently showed work at Guy Hepner in New York, succeeds in highlighting the original wood material. This is owed to her creative selection of translucent acrylic, which renders the pieces functional and modern, yet melts away visually. Thus, old and new coexist harmoniously, proving that these opposing themes are not mutually exclusive – causing viewers to ruminate on what the word ‘broken’ truly signifies,” reports My Modern Met.