Design of a table
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Despite our penchant for super-slick design, we’re all for a little artistic imperfection from time to time, and Sao Paulo based designer Rodrigo Almeida has this month provided the perfect antidote with his unhinged aesthetic edge.

Design of a chair

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From paper chairs and melted plastic tables at this years Maison et Objet, to his Brazilian inspired, spindle-legged sequin tables from 2008 – to Almeida, the world is his workshop. Inspired by the cultural smorgasbord that is Sao Paulo, Almeida employs found objects and craft-based conventions to produce gloriously imperfect objects - from shelves made out of backpacks to chairs held together with belts and even an armchair made out of a high-visibility jacket, this is scavenger-craft at its best.

Jonathan Bell has written for Wallpaper* magazine since 1999, covering everything from architecture and transport design to books, tech and graphic design. He is now the magazine’s Transport and Technology Editor. Jonathan has written and edited 15 books, including Concept Car Design, 21st Century House, and The New Modern House. He is also the host of Wallpaper’s first podcast.