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Broken: Furniture that Explores the Defects in Wood

Finnish designer Jalmari Laihinen, aka byJalmari, explores the beauty of wood with all of its cracks, breaks, and defects, in a series of furniture called Broken. By allowing the true natural properties of wood to show through, wood becomes more than just the material that the pieces are made from.

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Wood with defects is often discarded and not used in the furniture making process, but Laihinen embraces them and treats these unique features as accents.

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Caroline Williamson is Editorial Director of Design Milk. She has a BFA in photography from SCAD and can usually be found searching for vintage wares, doing New York Times crossword puzzles in pen, or reworking playlists on Spotify.