Gallery: Marc Sparfel Crafts a Menagerie of Animals From Discarded Furn...

For most pieces of furniture, the end of the road lies in a second-hand store or a landfill. If they are lucky, then they wind up in the workshop of French artist Marc Sparfel who uses the cast off relics to create sculptures of animals. Showing a little love to discarded appointments, he rescues the unwanted and transforms them into a piece of fine art. Taking advantage of existing flowing lines and curves, the animals are immediately recognizable and familiar both as natural forms and man-made objects.

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