This image has been circulating since March of this year. Many sites (including dornob.com
) report that it shows "an actual piece of carefully carved furniture, not a photo file gone wrong."
The oak furniture was supposedly created by furniture designer Ferruccio Laviani using CNC processes
(computer-aided machine tools) in order to make it appear as if it had been deformed by a "digital glitch"
. (Yes, that should be an "analog glitch," but "digital glitch" is the phrase that's caught on to describe it.)
There is some truth to this. Laviani did create "glitch" furniture for a 2013 Furniture Exhibition in Italy. His aim, according to mocoloco.com
, was to make furniture "which seems to have been 'deformed' by a strong jolt or by swaying movements." He called it his Good Vibrations collection
However, the final product was the cabinet below. The picture above was a photo mock-up of the concept for the piece. In other words, it wasn't real.