Stressed furniture

Here is a design trend that really needs dismissing before too many people are separated from too much of their money. I do not know if it has a name, but it seems comparable with ‘stressed jeans’ except for furniture. I have just replaced a pair of stressed jeans because they have worn out (afer 8 years). The knees have holes in them and I do not think that I can pull off the stressed look with any credibility.

DSCF0379Equally, I am not that keen on filling my living space with stressed furniture. The example on the left – complete with broken glass – is on sale in a mid-range homewares retailer in Köln. Unfortunately having seen this, subsequently, I found many examples of the look ranging from beds, tables, bookshelves, indeed any wooden furniture.

No!

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