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Striking Scratched Furniture

Black Scars Cabinet is Etched Entirely with Slashes Over Its Surface

— February 26, 2015 — Art & Design
Quite different to the typical engraved detailing that you might find on wooden furnishings, this scratched furniture features a pattern of violent-looking abrasions that cover the entire surface of the solid oak wood. The oxygenated material has been finished with an ashen black coating, making the Black Scars Cabinet look completely charred by fire and abuse.

Alon Dodo has made other scratched furnishings in a similar manner, setting his designs apart from the often smooth or more traditionally ornamental techniques and motifs out there. Interestingly, even the discernible grooves that hatch the sideboard doors with inconsistent markings, the Black Scars Cabinet exudes an overall muted aesthetic that would make it complementary to an otherwise minimalist decorative scheme.
Trend Themes
1. Scratched Furniture - Disruptive innovation opportunity to explore unconventional and bold designs in furniture manufacturing, appealing to consumers looking for unique and edgy pieces.
2. Violent-looking Abrasions - Opportunity to incorporate distressed and aggressive aesthetics in various industries, such as fashion, interior design, and art, to create visually striking and provocative products.
3. Muted Aesthetic - Innovative opportunity to introduce subtle and understated design elements in home decor and furniture, catering to the growing demand for minimalist and modern styles.
Industry Implications
1. Furniture Manufacturing - By embracing scratched furniture designs, furniture manufacturers can tap into a niche market and differentiate themselves from competitors by offering unconventional and visually arresting products.
2. Fashion - Incorporating violent-looking abrasions into fashion designs can create a unique and edgy style that appeals to individuals who want to make a bold fashion statement.
3. Interior Design - Developing interior design concepts that incorporate scratched furniture and muted aesthetics can provide a fresh and distinctive approach to creating stylish and modern living spaces.
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