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.

Check out this unique series below…

What if Your Everyday Mid-Century Furniture Was Suddenly Useless?

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.

What if Your Everyday Mid-Century Furniture Was Suddenly Useless?

Standard SP by Jean Prouvé, 1934/1950.

What if Your Everyday Mid-Century Furniture Was Suddenly Useless?

Fauteuil de salon by Jean Prouvé, 1939

What if Your Everyday Mid-Century Furniture Was Suddenly Useless?

About a Lounge Sofa by Hee Welling and HAY, 2014

What if Your Everyday Mid-Century Furniture Was Suddenly Useless?

Eames Molded Fiberglass Chair by Charles & Ray Eames, 1950

What if Your Everyday Mid-Century Furniture Was Suddenly Useless?

Guéridon table by Jean Prouvé, 1949

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.

What if Your Everyday MidCenturyFurniture Was Suddenly Useless?

What if Your Everyday Mid-Century Furniture Was Suddenly Useless?


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