Lea Stewart

'Broken' Furniture Finds Beauty in Cracked and Unwanted Wood

by , 04/03/14

broken furniture, Jalmari Laihinen, byJalmari, upcycled, Finland, product design, eco, sustainable, wood, natural

Finnish designer and woodworker Jalmari Laihinen‘s amazing new collection of furniture celebrates the beauty of cracked, harsh edged wood that would otherwise go unnoticed or discarded. Laihinen’s Broken series utilizes cast-off planks in clever ways, giving us a whole new way to appreciate this “flawed” natural material.

broken furniture, Jalmari Laihinen, byJalmari, upcycled, Finland, product design, eco, sustainable, wood, natural

The cracked corners and defects in Jalmari Laihinen’s Broken furnishings remind us that wood is a natural material derived from plants. With variation in moisture wood can be made to bend – or in this case it can break and snap. Laihinen adds that “timber is not [a] static material…It has a spirit, in a way it never dies.” With the Broken collection, he aims to create furniture that will las fort one hundred years.

+ Jalmari Laihinen

Via Design Milk

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