The incredibly cool world of Snarkitecture - Fractured Table
The NYC art, architecture and design practice’s new tables and chairs hint at their humble origins
Is Snarkitecture's new collaboration complete rubbish? Well, sort of. The Berlin-based furniture manufacturer Pentatonic makes beautifully engineered tables, chairs and other home furnishings from post-consumer waste, such drinks bottles, coffee cup lids and old computer cases.
Their range may be new and beautifully formed; however the firm’s latest collaboration, with the New York art, architecture and design practice Snarkitecture, hints at these designer goods’ humble origins.
Entitled Fractured, these tables and chairs are almost identical to Pentatonic’s current offerings, save for a jagged crack that runs through each piece’s centre.
With this simple design motif Snarkitecture is attempting to “illustrate the aesthetic of change,” explains the practice’s co-founder Alex Mustonen. “We have so much stuff that can be used again and again with the right technology.”
Snarkitecture’s Fractured range is “whole,” Mustonen goes on, “and then as soon as you move it or pull it apart it’s also broken” – a little like the trash from which it is made.
For many other incredibly cool Snarkitecture projects take a look at their new book Snarkitecture in the store.