From afar, there doesn't seem to be anything too odd about this wooden furniture collection by designer Jalmari Laihinen. However, if you're investing in a furniture piece from a collection that's called 'Broken,' you're probably going to want to inspect it a little more closely. The name of the collection comes from the use of wood that has been discarded because the splits, knots and other defects are considered to be undesirable for furniture pieces.
Laihinen's designs reverse this notion, making the defects in the wood some of the most prominent parts of the furniture designs. The Broken collection includes everything from shelves to tables and chairs, but despite the questionable name, all of the furniture pieces are safe to use and fully functional.
Intentionally Imperfect Furniture
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