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Uffelen Thinks Broken Furniture Unleashes All the Fun

By: Emilie Picillo - Published: Apr 10, 2014 • References: lennartvanuffelen.be and design-milk
Lennart Van Uffelen believes, there's no fun in functionality, which is exactly what his new series of broken furniture is called. 'Functionality Kills the Fun' is a new line of unusable furniture inspired by the philosophy, "Functionality is overrated."

Armed with the idea that products become more interesting when they aren't perfect, or can't quite perform their typical tasks, Van Uffelen has created this set of "broken" furniture.

He plays with the limits of functionality, leading to question the self as a designer and as an owner. It's important to create a strong relation between consumer and object, where humor and image are equally as important as the function. In the collection you'll find a series of discombobulated furniture, whether it literally be cracked in half down the middle, or featured in inanimate pieces.