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Sign of the Times: Furniture That Looks Ravaged by War

Destructo porn for your living room!

What you’re looking at here is about what you’d end up with if you threw a Molotov cocktail into a Design Within Reach showroom (don’t get any ideas!). French designer Vincent Dubourg draws on traditional furniture-making techniques, like wood-­bending and metal casting, to create exploding shelves! A collapsing console! A warping, melting staircase! Think of Dubourg as the Michael Bay of furniture design.

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We mean that in the best way possible; we like Michael Bay! Besides, Dubourg’s stuff is on display in an art gallery not a movie theater, which means it must have, ya? know, Significance. You could read it as a dark metaphor for the contemporary home or as a paranoid hallucination of a world under siege. He wouldn’t be the first. Personally, we’re partial to Dubourg’s explanation: “I like the idea of creating something beautiful out of something broken.”

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See Dubourg’s show Inside at Carpenters Workshop Gallery, in London, through May 28.

[Images courtesy of Carpenters Workshop Gallery; hat tip to Wallpaper]

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Suzanne LaBarre is the editor of Co.Design. Previously, she was the online content director of Popular Science and has written for the New York Times, the New York Observer, Newsday, I.D

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