Refinishing Found Furniture with Tape

Ambiente 2010

As part of Ambiente's trend exhibit, the designers did up a series of found furniture items with colorful tape. It sounds like an unlikely "finish", I know, but trust me, it looked fantastic in person...

Clearly, this isn't something for everyone, as it straddles the line between "installation art" and decor, but the quality that it gave to the way-past-their-prime pieces was very interesting and beautiful.

It really seemed to accentuate the shapes of the items and give a real hand crafted, rough edge appeal to the pieces, which was interesting in combination with the super shiny, bright color finish. Because the tape is not quite opaque, it created interesting patterns on the pieces as the strips of tape overlapped.

It was a truly a great example of creativity at work - an "on the cheap" solution that was an aesthetic home run!

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