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Pixelated Furniture

Tord Boontje's ‘Digital Memories' Series Digitalizes Nature

— April 24, 2009 — Eco
Here is one more nature-inspired piece for Milan Design Week: Tord Boontje’s ‘Digital Memories,’ a series that was designed for Bisazza Home.

There’s ‘Dark Waters,’ a coffee table, and commodes called ‘Night Vision’ and ‘Summer Trees.’ Each furniture piece is finished with a decorative mosaic that pixelates a snapshot of a fleeting memory of nature. Tord Boontje explained the concept in a press release for the series:

When I look at mosaic patterns, I am immediately reminded of a pixelated image, a digital image. We use digital images from cameras and video to capture moments of life, these become our memories. The collection of mosaic for Bisazza is based on the idea to use images that trigger memories when you look at them.


This megapixel furniture is one of my favorite series at Milan Design Week. I am a huge fan of Bisazza mosaics, which are seen throughout the world of interior design.

You can check out the nature wonders above and also a video of Tord Boontje’s exhibit, ‘The Little Wild Garden of Love.’
Trend Themes
1. Nature-inspired Furniture - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Explore the use of digital imaging and pixelation to create unique and personalized furniture pieces.
2. Megapixel Design - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Combine traditional craftsmanship with digital technology to create furniture that blurs the line between art and functionality.
3. Memory-triggering Mosaics - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Integrate mosaic patterns that pixelate images to evoke nostalgia and emotional connections in furniture design.
Industry Implications
1. Interior Design - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Embrace digitalization and explore new ways to incorporate technology into interior design concepts.
2. Craftsmanship - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Merge traditional craftsmanship with contemporary digital techniques to create furniture pieces that push boundaries.
3. Home Decor - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Use innovative mosaic techniques to create unique and customizable home decor products that resonate with consumers.
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