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Flammable Furniture

'Burniture' from Hongtao Zhou is Functional Wax Furniture

— September 28, 2010 — Art & Design
'Burniture' from Hongtao Zhou are a pair of wax chairs from the melting-obsessed designer. These two chairs are made out of 15 pounds of wax and are designed to be burnt to the ground.

Hongtao Zhou and his unique furniture designs have been featured on Trend Hunter before, but 'Burniture' is in a league all its own. Watching these chairs burn is strangely calming and almost feels natural. Maybe we should set all of our creature comforts aflame... or just check out Burniture from Hongtao Zhou in the gallery above.
Trend Themes
1. Functional Wax Furniture - Opportunity for furniture companies to explore sustainable materials like wax and create furniture that is functional and eco-friendly.
2. Melting-obsessed Designs - Opportunity for designers to explore unique and unconventional materials for furniture designs, like wax, that provide an innovative and visually captivating look.
3. Burning Furniture as Art - Opportunity for artists and galleries to showcase and sell unique furniture designs that can be used as temporary art pieces and burned to create a visually stunning display.
Industry Implications
1. Furniture Manufacturing - Opportunity for furniture companies to innovate by exploring new materials and designs in order to create unique and sustainable furniture for their customers.
2. Design - Opportunity for designers to push the limits of convention by creating furniture that is aesthetically unique and can be considered as a piece of art.
3. Art Exhibitions - Opportunity for galleries and artists to showcase and sell unique furniture designs that can be considered as temporary art exhibits and burned to create a visually captivating display.
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