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Inspired by the art of still-life painting, in which symbolic everyday items are arranged across a canvas, Jimenez Lai of Los Angeles–based studio Bureau Spectacular crafted a series of limited-edition furnishings to adorn the exhibition “Shadows of Things We Wished We Had,” held at Chicago’s Volume Gallery in November.

Produced by Urban Fabric Rugs, the show’s eponymous three-metre-wide circular pink carpet encapsulates this driving concept with a pattern of blush, hand-tufted shapes and their cobalt shadows, which, upon closer inspection, are representations of selected pieces from the line.

As its moniker suggests, the rug doesn’t depict any real objects; instead, it’s replete with silhouettes cast by...

Bureau Spectacular Unveils a 21st Century Still Life For Your Home

The Los Angeles-based studio riffed on the history of painting for their most recent furniture collection – including this this plush, graphic rug.

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