Umbrage is the first word that sprung to mind when I saw this set design this morning; as in: "I take umbrage with this Italian opera company's use of Ikea furniture amidst period costumes and sets." I can only think that this kind of product placement was the result of a money saving move by the theater company, as the mash-up presented here looks anything but comfortable, style-wise. Puccini would not be happy.
via Design Boom
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