Sunday, July 13, 2008

The Lace Fence Paradox

A surprisingly simple idea for functional design is this lace fence by the Dutch designers, Demakersvan.

Kind of attractive on its own, but in practice, looks like a damaged fence. This is one of those situations where design aesthetics and design purpose seem to conflict: This thing only looks bad "in the wild" because of crappy, damaged fences, while isolated from that context, it looks really interesting and cool.

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