'The Fragments of the Ordinary' References Construction Work

By: Joey Haar - Sep 28, 2016
References: thomasschnur & dezeen
For anyone living in a city, construction is frustratingly ubiquitous, and Thomas Schnur's 'The Fragments of the Ordinary' furniture series takes that civil service as its inspiration. The series, which includes tables, seating and a room divider, makes explicit reference to various urban and rural construction objects and practices.

For example, The Fragments of the Ordinary includes a small bedside table with the apposite name of 'Brick Table.' Covered in a bright yellow piece of plywood on the top and bottom (that color itself being a reference to protective construction helmets,) the table is made up of concrete bricks like at a construction site.

On the other hand, the Holzbank and Forest chairs are made entirely from raw wood, with a Lincoln log design that references construction with wood.