Glitched-out armoire

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      • Andrew Singleton says:

        Totally photoshopped. I can see the drop shadows don’t lign up and everything.

        • mtdna says:

          As best I can tell the page doesn’t say the thing was actually built, just that it’s a design by the guy. So it’s real in the sense that it really is a design, but fake I the sense that it’s only a design.

          We software engineers call this vaporware.

          • IamInnocent says:

             And we cabinet makers who didn’t have to loose lots of valuable life time on such a futility call that a blessing. ;)

  1. spocko says:

    He has designed other stranger furniture. If you look at his F***ed Collection
    http://www.fratelliboffi.it/mobile/collections/
    You will see some where he combine modern furniture and colors with classic looks.  

    I read this first at io9.com and then I dug deeper.  Some people said they would like to see it in 360 and it being made. I agree.

    I wonder how it looks from the side.

  2. freshyill says:

    I don’t want to just shout FAKE on this thing, but this seems dubious at best. A photo from another angle or something high resolution would have been nice. Even the larger version of this has a LOT of noise, and not just JPEG compression artifacts. While the armoire itself just seems too low-res to tell, it looks like someone added noise to the image in Photoshop.

  3. jtegnell says:

    Assuming this is real — and I’m not convinced — I suspect this looks like crap from any angle other than straight on. Otherwise there would be more shots of this.

    • spocko says:

      That’s my idea as well. It’s like those “3D” chalk drawings on sidewalks. 
      The perspective is very forced from a specific angle from other angles it looks weird. 

      On the other hand, I did link above to other odd furniture of his, so he DOES make actual physical furniture items that are weird.  

      If I was a diligent blogger I’d call him up and say. “Hey I want to buy this, how much?” and “Can you send me photos from another angle?”
      But I’m not. I’m just like the MSM! 

      However if it IS a photoshop, that still takes a bit of skill. So then I’d like to find out the name of the person doing the Photoshop and give him mad props. Digital art vs. real art. 

  4. That shit’s mad magniloquent yo.

  5. Ipo says:

      Unreal! 
    But not a shop. 

  6. Andrew Singleton says:

    Does it actually open?

    Doubt it but hell wouldn’t that be something. Glitch furniture that actually functions.

  7. Sean Rafferty says:

    As much as I’d like to believe this is real, seeing that there isn’t another photo/video showing this piece from another angle, I’m having a pretty hard time thinking this is anything but a photoshop mock up. 

  8. I don’t always use furniture that puts me on mezcal time, but whom I do, I appreciate that it keeps moths out and is dust-free somehow. It has nice local Hindu flavor while suggesting that it has been attentively been sanded, stained and sealed by either craftspeople or alien furniture tractor beams, particularly where the head tracking failure is on. 31% subtler than most Ganesh fetishes, here!

  9. snah says:

    That image could be done with Slit-Scan http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slit-scan_photography

  10. robuluz says:

    My interpretation of this error level analysis suggests fakery, but I’m not particularly good at interpreting it…

    http://fotoforensics.com/analysis.php?id=2640ccb43d6588455b441781ab7c89920e0beeb1.170623

    • Gordon Bird says:

      I’m inclined to agree with you.  Look at the sharpest angles of the ‘warp’ in the original, and when you hover it reveals under the ‘forensic’ to be a box.  

  11. leidentech says:

    Can someone please re-upload the picture – something is wrong with this one.

  12. ldobe says:

    Not a real piece of carved/tooled wood.  Unless there are actually several spots in real life too fragile to hold the underpieces relative to the attachments above.  With like steel wires drilled through impossibly small holes.

    Or possibly it was 3D printed and never meant to be moved or touched EVER.

    It’s a shoop.  and that makes it not so impressive.  I can shoop a million different things to look horizontally distorted beyond mechanical stability. Then setup a printer to print a model designed to never be used, touched, jostled, moved or actuated.

  13. Chentzilla says:

    To sum it up – we need more photos.

  14. Scott Teplin says:

    Artist Robert Lazzarini (http://www.robertlazzarini.com) sure as heck makes large skewed 3D objects kinda like that – really beautifully (I’ve seen them in person) and they’re hard to believe they’re real as you stand in front of them. That makes me think this piece may be real (though not that original).

    • Brad Bell says:

      Thanks. I realise I’ve seen the phone booth in image 11. Part of what I appreciated about it was the seeming impossibility of making it. It was very much a distorted phone box. And it’s not like you could run a computer program to chisel it out from a uniform substance. It was a phone box made from distorted versions of all the parts involved in creating a phone box.

  15. Abo_Zdroff says:

    A concept that goes beyond individual products, it combines the expertise of a company that specializes in full-feature and tailor-made projects with the creativity of a designer who can strike a balance between the past and the future, blending the harmony and magniloquence of the classical with the charm and allure of the contemporary.

    Is there some sort of app out there that generates this sort of meaningless drivel? Come on, there has to be…

  16. Real but most likely 3D printed; it’s going to be on display. http://www.dezeen.com/2013/03/14/good-vibrations-distorted-cabinet-ferruccio-laviani-fratelli-boffi/

  17. JuliANSR says:

    this would be nearly effortless with a CNC machine and a vector smear tool.so much so I am surprised by how I’ve never seen anything like it before.

    it is creatively so off the wall and atypical of prevailing aesthetics. It’s the bastard asyncopy of tv aesthetics, verging on failure…modified to high art by juxtaposing the medium…and creating that same cringe in the viewer .briefly. before opeing up a new contextual appreciation.

    Art.

  18. kawayama says:

    yes, yes. but will it make you invincible?

  19. MossWatson says:

    “According to Studio Laviani the image is a rendering, however a final piece of furniture is supposed to be on display in April…”

    http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2013/03/good-vibrations-an-intricately-carved-cabinet-looks-like-a-digital-glitch/

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