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DISFUNCTIONAL DESIGN

Lennart Van Uffelen

15th Oct 2014

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In this series of eccentric furniture, Lennart Van Uffelen shows just how overvalued functionality is. The Belgian-based designer has aptly named his work 'Functionality Kills The Fun,' deeming the dull nature of working within restrictions and limits. The idea stems from the notion that using functionality as the foundation of design drives limitations on an artist's creativity, preventing them from questioning expectations.

Van Uffelen says: "Products are more interesting when they are performing their task partly or even poorly. Most of the time the image or the emotional value that the object generates is what makes it so fascinating."

With this in mind, the designer created a collection of unexpected designs, from pre-cracked mirrors, noose-like clothing hangers to most fascinatingly an upright axe-chopped table and floor-submerged chair.

Pushing the limits, Lennart Van Uffelen's playfully humorous designs move beyond function.


Lennart Van Uffelen; lennartvanuffelen.be


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