Tatiane Freitas is a Brazilian artist that is using a very inventive concept for her latest series – My New Old Chair.
It’s a new take on an old Japanese practice known as kintsugi, where old broken pottery is repairing using gold. The difference with this project is that she uses old wooden furniture and repairs it using acrylic resin.
Each design features a strong contrast of vintage and contemporary, with each material being starkly different yet working together in harmony to breathe new life into an old and useless chair.
This harmonious working relationship between the old and new is sentiment that is very much at the core of her work that shows a “clear wish to create pieces which will endure the harshness of time, and therefore bring to their new owners the memories evoked in her, many lost in history.”