Favela chic

The über-talented Brazilian Campana brothers (Humberto and Fernando) created this spectacular, sculptural bookshelf from reclaimed pieces of scrap wood. The contained messyness provides a stunning contrast to your average bookshelf…and makes it a perfect complement to the tidy urban home in need for some edge…

The scrap-wood piece is inspired by a previous creation, The Favela Chair (2003). ”Favela” refers to the ad-hoc builds and shelters which are built out of scraps of wood, mud, sand, bricks and stones in the hills and on the fringes of urban expansion around Rio de Janeiro. The Favela chair is priced at $5,185,00, for that you get a chair with each piece is made by the same wood that´s used to build the favelas, all hand-glued and nailed…If that price tag is to hefty for you – why not give this a D.I.Y go?!

Photo of book shelf: www.agreenliving.org
Photo of Favela chair: Flickr user Sftrajan
 
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