Our brains are conditioned to translate a sequence of long and short horizontals, properly aligned, as a set of stacked lumber waiting for use rather than a finished home furnishing. In this second item, though, the legs are a little bit of a giveaway.
Studio 5.5 Puts the Life Back in Rejected Furniture
French designers 5.5 are using their creativity to increase the life expectancy of rejected furniture. As part of the Réanim (reanimate) project, the designers become doctors and their workshop a hospital for rescued items that are found in dumps, streets and people’s homes. Crutches and bandages are both legit items in the recovery process, with bright green used throughout as a reference to the garbage trucks in France.