Everybody loves a good and classic mid-century furniture piece, so it’d be a disaster if we suddenly told you they all became completely… useless. Only, it’s much more than that.


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This odd and unique idea came to life when french photographer Patrice Letarnec decided to create a collection of “Prank Furniture“. This particular series Uncomfortable depicts iconic mid-century tables and chairs re-thought in a very deformed way, making them art pieces.

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Check out this unique series below…

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We can see chairs with protruding seats, precariously unbalanced legs, and alarmingly uneven surfaces. Above is the reinterpretation of the Softshell chair by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, 2009.

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Standard SP by Jean Prouvé, 1934/1950.

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Fauteuil de salon by Jean Prouvé, 1939

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About a Lounge Sofa by Hee Welling and HAY, 2014

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Eames Molded Fiberglass Chair by Charles & Ray Eames, 1950

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Guéridon table by Jean Prouvé, 1949

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For his Uncomfortable series, Letarnec decided to turn all those aesthetically pleasing pieces of furniture we all love into the absurdly impractical. By manipulating the key characteristics of some of the world’s most recognizable design objects, like Jean Prouvé’s Standard SP chair, which is missing half of one of its legs. A Home Design Ideas team favorite has got to be the wooden posts coming out of Hee Welling and HAY’s lounge sofa. You could also see how Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec’s Softshell Chair featured a fin-shaped appendix protruding from its seat.

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