This table – designed by Rupert McKelvie and here photographed by James Forshall – was made from thousands of pieces from jigsaw puzzles that each had missing pieces. Appropriately named Missing Pieces, the table was made by hand and recalls the back-breaking frustration of assembling a jigsaw puzzle – only to find that there’s one ruddy piece missing.
The classical, structured form of the table with its clean, sharp lines stand in strong contrast to the chaos and disorganization of the random ramble of jigsaw pieces that create its form.
McKelvie took those de-functionalized puzzles and turned them into something very beautiful. Each piece is part of a larger picture that can never be known; separated and seen in solitary like this, they each tell a very unique story and can be appreciated for their individual abstract patterns.
“The piece explores the concept of taking something that is incomplete and completing it in a new and functional form,” says McKelvie.
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