Design

Florian Borkenhagen at Gabrielle Ammann is the Daily Pic by Blake Gopnik

The Daily Pic: Florian Borkenhagen pitches high-end reuse.

(© Florian Borkenhagen, courtesy Gabrielle Ammann gallery, Cologne)

A "recycled" sofa by the artist-designer Florian Borkenhagen, who shows with Gabrielle Ammann gallery in Cologne. As a one-off piece, it will hardly make much of a dent in our problem of overproduction and overconsumption, but it works, art-wise, as a fine pointer to both. It's also a rare pleasure to see a new piece of furniture that isn't just a rehashing or reheating of modernist cliches.

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