Glitch Furniture

Italian architect and designer Ferruccio Laviani has created a series of out of the ordinary designs for Italian furniture designer maker studio Fratelli Boffi. Laviani’s collaboration with Fratelli Boffi creates a complementing relationship between designer and experienced expert furniture maker. Laviani’s enthusiastically creates designs that have a striking visual impact that often make people wonder. 

Ferruccio Laviani

 

 Good Vibrations

Laviani’s design carry a sense of wittiness that people can relate too given our involvement in the digital world that includes glitches, frozen screens, fires etc. Good Vibrations by Laviani is designed to look like a glitch in a computer screen when things go a bit wrong, Laviani’s design has captured the distorted moment and carved it in Oak using a CNC machine. I enjoy the real world reversal of this product as the physical form of Good Vibrations is instantly recognisable as a digital world occurrence but yet it can be touched and is made of a very real world material Oak.

Ferruccio Laviani

 

The highly decorative design of the Oak storage unit has been mashed together through the appearance of a strong jolt of swaying movements pushing elements of the design to the side while squashing others. Even using digital methods to construct Good Vibrations there is a high level of patience and skill involved in putting each distorted digital element together to create a true representation of a glitch appearance.

Ferruccio Laviani

This fine wood traditional table has been modified to produce an unexpected twist. Our preconceptions of classical and antique furniture programs us not to tamper with the past but Laviani has bored a whole straight through a classical piece of furniture. A huge pink neon sharp cut channel has been removed from the piece producing an appearance  that is almost a digital over-layering of shapes and colour.

Ferruccio Laviani

The table above is another great example of Laviani’s designs with its draped table cloth appearance which actually makes up the surface and structure of the design. The timber has been cut in a way that highlights the natural flow of material while the polished elements of the wood emphasize the contours of the wood creating the effect of a draped cloth.

 

These design are great and I cant help but think of the film The Matrix where the digital world was perceived as the real world. You can find more Laviani’s designs here or browse the collections of Fratelli Boffi here

 

 

 

 

 

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