The Fractured Collection: Pentatonic x Snarkitecture


Pentatonic presents an imaginative furniture collaboration with New York’s iconic design collaborative Snarkitecture, resulting in ‘Fractured’, a modular and truly unique Table and Bench capsule collection.

Watch the Fractured manifesto, with interviews from Snarkitecture founders, Daniel Arsham and Alex Mustonen.

This spring, the circular technology and precision engineering of Pentatonic is reimagined by Snarkitecture, resulting in a bench and table combination that both jars and absorbs simultaneously.

Fractured playfully celebrates the extensive modularity of Pentatonic’s AirTool interchangeable kit-of-parts concept, the bench and table pieces are made using only post-consumer waste - drinks cans, computer cases, water bottles and coffee cup lids amongst others.

As a break from design convention, the question of Fractured’s definition is an intriguing one. Is it whole, or in pieces? Total or ruptured? Is it one bench or two seats? Is it merely all of these things?

Pentatonic's culture of modularity and circular technology passes with thrilling distress through the Snarkitecture filter, transforming a table and bench into furniture puzzles. The theme of separation chimes with Pentatonic's mission to consign disposable, single-use materials to the past in search of a new consumer culture where the tools of our lives are endlessly revivable and environmentally sound.

Trash Volume per bench:

240 plastic bottles

45 aluminum drinks cans

120 items of food packaging

4 car bumpers

Trash Volume per table:

1290 aluminium drinks cans

140 items of food packaging and coffee cup lids

6 car bumpers