Beauty in Aymmetry

Design Milk featured this yesterday: designed by London studio Joint Perspectives, it is made from discarded slabs of oak and copper.

The deliberately uneven, wonky angles serve to accentuate the individuality of each piece of material. Each piece of material iis at a different stage of aging – the oak has weathered and the copper had been left outside for a month.

The artful exterior disguises the fact that this is a functional piece – the sideboard opens up and has a set of 5 drawers. It even has built in candle holders – as if it wasn’t quaint enough (in an industrial sort of way).

As Dezeen’s Jaime Derringer said:

It’s funny, I used to be obsessed with perfection and symmetry and these days all I look for is something that’s completely uneven – as asymmetrical as possible.


This entry was published on September 21, 2012 at 8:52 am. It’s filed under For(u)m, wood and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

One thought on “Beauty in Aymmetry

  1. That is beautiful! I love the varieties of wood, metal and states of wear.

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