Good Vibrations Storage Unit by Ferruccio Laviani


“In his second year working with Fratelli Boffi, Ferruccio Laviani has created yet another fanciful world from the depths of his prolific imagination. A concept that goes beyond individual products, it combines the expertise of a company that specializes in full-feature and tailor-made projects with the creativity of a designer who can strike a balance between the past and the future, blending the harmony and magniloquence of the classical with the charm and allure of the contemporary.

For the 2013 Furniture Exhibition, the renowned architect has created an entire universe divided into a home’s different spaces. Ferruccio Laviani enthusiastically focuses on the concrete design aspect of interior design, creating unique products that have a strong visual impact and a one-of-a-kind look, as well as coverings, panelling and flooring. This far-reaching vision blends and encompasses different sources of inspiration and questions the traditional tenets of design and furniture.

The fanciful blending of styles is paired with an innate sense of wittiness to produce furniture like the Good Vibrations storage unit. Selected for a preview of this new collection, the piece exemplifies this new design philosophy and the harmonious juxtaposition of the languages and cultures it is based upon.

Echoes of faraway places and Oriental elements are glimpsed in the “disorienting” design of this storage unit, which seems to have been “deformed” by a strong jolt or by swaying movements. Although it appears to depart from the aesthetics of the past, in fact it draws upon ancient knowledge in the use of carving and fine wood workmanship.

The appeal of this extraordinary piece of furniture lies in its ability to overturn and question classical stylistic principles such as purity, cleanness and symmetry, while evoking a comforting feeling of deja-vù and a sort of primitiveness, matched by unquestionable craftsmanship.”

UPDATE: manufacturer Fratelli Boffi is hinting it will show Good Vibrations at the 2014 edition of Milan Design Week.




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  • Reply March 13, 2013


    W O W

  • Reply March 13, 2013

    Malibu Eric

    WOW – this took my breath away. Stunning. I want one. Gorgeous. Genius.

  • Reply March 14, 2013

    Glitch Furniture

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  • Reply March 14, 2013

    Elak Swindell

    Any chance on seeing a side angle or a 360 degree video? Or a making-of video on how it was done? Just one picture isn’t enough since anyone looking at it would just assume it was photoshopped instead of actually constructed.

  • Reply March 14, 2013

    eric kintler

    what Elak said. would love to see more. thanks.

  • Reply March 14, 2013

    Jenny Lam

    This is incredible. I’d love to see it from the side. Also echoing the comments calling for a behind-the-scenes video; that’d be neat!

    Great work.

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  • Reply March 14, 2013

    aleks labuda

    photoshopped. there are patterns in the wood grain that distinctively repeat indicating that a clone tool was used to photoshop this image. why are there no other images? taken at different angles? probably because this was photoshopped.

    • Reply October 4, 2013


      Close- it’s a concept render. He is still working on it, apparently.

  • Reply March 14, 2013


    Hard to believe that this is true and not photoshopped..
    Need more pictures but lovely piece.

  • Reply March 14, 2013


    Seriously, I can’t consider this real until I see a three-quarters angle of it or a video.

    Since either of those things would be incredibly easy to produce for a live, 3-D piece, I can only assume the lack of them means that this is a photoshopped image.

    You can’t find another view of this “cabinet” ANYWHERE on the web.

  • Reply March 14, 2013

    terry graeme

    i call bullshit unless i see a side angle

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  • Reply March 14, 2013


    I will call foul till we see more than this one view.

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  • Reply March 14, 2013


    It’s a 3D rendering. Most likely 3ds Max using Vray Renderer.

  • Reply March 14, 2013

    Jim McCue

    I don’t believe this until we either see video of this or more than one image of it. Right now the only two images I’m seeing of it are a full image and a cropped image of the same photo.

  • Reply March 14, 2013


    It’s a little early for April Fool’s gags, isn’t it?

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    Saw this on thisiscollosal. Thought is amazing. Still – where is the side angle etc. I NEED to see it.

  • Reply March 14, 2013


    Given the fact that this was created for an actual furniture exhibition (where it is supposed to be on display), all of the cynics should have a chance to find out whether it’s real or not soon enough. In the meantime, it’s okay to just enjoy the concept and not cry foul immediately. I know some people think that’s a requirement on the Internet, but it’s really not.

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  • Reply March 14, 2013


    come on. April fools day isn’t for another 2 weeks.

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  • Reply March 14, 2013


    I don’t buy the “Photoshop!” claims. I looked carefully at this image, and every shadow and highlight that I can locate is correct. You can see the proper perspective depth of the cabinet in no less than 40 different areas, including the “glitch” sections. And repeating wood grain patterns are pretty typical of, oh, ANY piece of furniture built with processed lumber. I’ll agree that additional angles would be nice to see, but after a careful look, this image gives me no reason to doubt the piece’s authenticity.

    • Reply November 4, 2013

      Arlo James Barnes

      Honestly, I am not sure why people doubt this can exist. Once you have the concept, it is just a matter of crafting it, yes? It is not subverting physics, just people’s expectations, and while certainly challenging it does not seem (to a layman like me) like an especially difficult construction. Even if this particular image is a render, it could very conceivably become real.

  • Reply March 14, 2013


    Looks like a 3D render. Pretty sure that’s texture tiling on the unbroken horizontal parts, plus the lighting looks rather artificial. Would be glad to be proved wrong, though.

  • Reply March 15, 2013

    Andrew Sekeres

    Not to be a skeptic, but would like to see some pictures taken during the manufacturing process.

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  • Reply March 15, 2013


    Does it actually open up?

  • Reply March 15, 2013

    Francis X. George

    ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS! I would LOVE to have a scaled down version of this for my cremation urn ! What are the chances ? What would be the price ?

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  • Reply March 15, 2013


    As a craftsman, the thing that gives this away to me isn’t grain repetition, I’m not seeing that, the image is too small to really see that. What gives it away is the fact that all of the grain is oriented horizontally. No craftsman with the skill to carve something of this complexity would make such an amateur mistake.

    The other possibility is that this was carved out of a solid blank, using a cnc router.

    But, i’m calling Shop.

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  • Reply March 15, 2013


    Interesting: I do not see this as ““deformed” by a strong jolt or by swaying movements.” This is NOT a representation of force or reaction to force. Not at all!

    This is INSTEAD an artifact of analogue video inscribed in a pre-industrial hand-made object. Furthermore, if this object were in the same room as the viewer, one can only assume that video as a representational and disruptive force has altered space and perception itself.

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  • Reply March 15, 2013

    Trouble Kari Lahree OHara

    This is an incredible work of wood working! The art is amazing. I am impressed and would like to further learn more about the artist and the House for which he works.

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  • Reply March 15, 2013


    If you zoom in on the largest version of the image, it’s pretty convincingly *not* photoshopped.

    Just above the base at the bottom, and under the plinth at the top, you can see there’s depth to the unit (or very skilled photoshopping).

    The piece looks like it’s about 1/4 – 1/5 as deep as it is wide, and the decorations at the front don’t extend all tje way back, so a front-on picture is just the one that presents it in the best light.

    Wood grain *does* have distinctive almost-repeated patterns, particularly tight-grained hardwoods, and depending how they’re cut.

    I call “real and very clever indeed”.

    • Reply June 19, 2014


      It’s a rendered 3d model dumbass.

  • Reply March 15, 2013

    Ken Stevens

    I’d like to see the lathe he used and a few of the hinges….

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  • Reply March 15, 2013

    Mona Molina

    I really like this, amazing how the wood work is done. Where can we find this in the states and the cost of this furniture.

  • Reply March 15, 2013


    this piece would look awsom done me it looks like a night out with to much to drink!

  • Reply March 15, 2013


    Original idea Very interesting A talented artist

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  • Reply March 15, 2013

    Gregg H

    I will pass on this one. Creative? Yes, but that’s all I will say about it.

  • Reply March 15, 2013


    It can only be photographed from one angle?

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  • Reply March 15, 2013


    Very nice. I wonder however was this cut and shaped and put together by hand or were there computers and automation involved?

  • Reply March 15, 2013

    Ef Rodriguez


  • Reply March 15, 2013


    demonstrative of skill and creativity..just like the designer stated in the article interview…he’s not trying to fool anyone into thinking this thing is functional.

  • Reply March 15, 2013


    Let’s see more photos. It wouldn’t be the easiest thing in the world to fake, but if someone did, that would be the easiest angle.

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  • Reply March 15, 2013

    Kare is telling me it detects no manipulation :O.

    Still…I find it so hard to believe.

    If this was real though it would be awesome to have in the computer room 8D

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  • Reply March 15, 2013

    Joe K

    Without a few more photos from other angles, I’m skeptical. Possible, sure, and very nicely done if so. Likely? I’m really not convinced.

    “… I can tell by the pixels…”

  • Reply March 16, 2013


    Photos from different angles would be nice, just to show that this is real.

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  • Reply March 17, 2013

    Good Vibrations

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  • Reply March 18, 2013

    Michelle Rafferty

    wow what grate detail. but I couldn’t live with it as it’s made my eyes go funny just looking at a picture. excellent craftsmanship xx

  • Reply March 18, 2013


    Take 3d foto, distort, laser cut, assemble.

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  • Reply March 18, 2013

    Aeryn Kelly-Reitmeyer

    Side detail shot, or it’s not real. Photoshop or a shitty scan could make the same effect on a regular photo.

  • Reply March 19, 2013

    Dave Stewart

    Thought you might want some more information on this from an ex-3D animator.

    This looks like the original image…

    If you look closely at the noise on the shadows on the floor, they do look rendered, using a technique called Ambient Occlusion, which typically has a grainy feel:

    Also, check the light-blue specular highlights on the lower-left hand side of the original image:

    Blue is the complimentary color to brown, so you’d normally set up a blue specular light somewhere in the rendered scene to bring out the highlights of a brown object. There’s virtually no shadows or visibly discernible curvature on the background either, which strongly suggests it was rendered in a “virtual” setup:

    I suspect that if the cabinet does exist as this page says “the Good Vibrations storage unit was carved from oak by a CNC machine” and “Laviani’s piece will be displayed at the Salone del Mobile in Milan from 9 to 14 April next month”, this image was probably the original 3D render of the model that was used to program the CNC machine to do its work.

    If I had to say one way or the other, I would say “rendered”.

    Hope that helps!

    Dave Stewart

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  • Reply March 19, 2013

    Jacob Pratt

    It seems pretty obvious that there should’ve been a second picture of it from a different angle, to prove its real and not just an image.

  • Reply March 19, 2013


    Here’s what I mean by texture tiling:

    (image scaled up 2x in nearest neighbor mode for clarity)

    I’m not a woodworker, but I don’t see how there can be a nearly pixel-perfect repetition of a pattern on the same unbroken piece of wood.

    Also, as I said before, the lighting looks very artificial, especially the highlights – it looks more like shiny plastic. If you go look at some renders on CGTalk you can probably find a few images with the same sort of look.

    If this is real, I’d like to see a walkaround video. It just screams fake to me, though.

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  • Reply March 19, 2013


    This is fake 100%
    Check the mirrored details that are practically impossible to reproduce if this is a work of hands.
    Also grainy picture screams out ‘ I’m a render ‘

  • Reply March 19, 2013


    I need this furniture in my life. Excellent work indeed.

  • Reply March 20, 2013


    Okay, so let me get this straight.
    50 years ago, my grandfather would beat the hell out of his T.V. to keep the picture straight and aligned, but NOW we create art that is warbley on purpose?? How the times have changed…

    But seriously, this is the most enjoyable and perhaps equally disturbing piece of art that I’ve ever seen. I mean it about being enjoyable. I’ve seen impressive things in my short lifetime, but this is a concept that I have never considered. Well played master. Well played.

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  • Reply April 6, 2013


    Xavier Veilhan is an artists that has this same effect on some of his sculptures:

    Probably the author of this storage unit was inspired by Veilhan’s work.

  • Reply April 11, 2013

    You Lie Sir

    This is a load of crap. A element of firnature thatlooks like a scanner or camera scanning glitch, but only one angle available on the entire net. Bollocks.

    —end transmission–

  • Reply April 30, 2013

    David Gagnon

    Very interesting subject.

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