Gallery: Vibrazioni’s Recycled Oil Barrel Furniture Comments on the Oil...

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Vibrazioni’s repurposed oil barrel furniture sits on the fine line between art and design while making a poetic comment on the current oil crisis. Designed by Alberto Dassasso, the line of chairs, stools, tables, and lamps are made from discarded industrial barrels that are used in different industrial sectors ranging from petrochemicals to food. Looking at the collection’s rough-and-ready features, it’s not difficult to imagine the barrels´ previous lives spent traveling the high seas, being left outside in the rain, and getting a few knocks while being transported along bumpy roads.

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