Designer Roberto Giacomucci uses handles and markings to inject some personality into his home accessories.

Perhaps the most appealing thing about the 1980s television show Pee-wee's Playhouse was his talking furniture and appliances. Now, designer Roberto Giacomucci has created his own line of furniture that looks as if it might break out in song at any moment.

Giacomucci designed a line of furniture for Italian homeware store Emporium, called the Neotoi Family. Each piece cleverly uses knobs and cuts in the wood to create different faces and the occasional animal. The animated appearance of the inanimate objects injects whimsy and life into the wood furniture. Giacomucci says that his pieces are ‘entities with emotions, with a personality that is capable of altering any living space into a happy mood.'

EXCLUSIVE MEMBER CONTENT
PSFK provides access to this article and every report, case-study, interview, and analysis that we publish for our members. PSFK Professional Membership also unlocks accessto unlimited customized research assistance and our database of over 100,000 insights on innovation trendspanning across eight industry sectors—from culture and brand to retail and customer experience.
Already a members? Log in