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Lucas Maassen & Sons

i love this project by Lucas Maassen. i need some little ones to paint my furniture.

Dutch industrial designer Lucas Maassen has been working in conceptual design since 2003 and recently as an ideal father figure he decided to introduce his three Sons to the value of work. For this reason, he has employed Thijme (9 years-old), Julian (7 years-old) and Maris (also 7 years-old) to hand paint the pine wood handmade furniture built in the factory on the occasion of his new project called “Furniture Factory”. All of them are paid 1 euro per piece as agreed in the official professional contract that they have signed with their father, but due to Dutch child labour laws, it is only possible for Thijme, Julian and Maris to work for 3 hours a week. So, the production speed has became a crucial factor in the process and as you can see yourself, the lack of time contributes to the general aesthetics of each LM&S furniture piece where the results are ”incompletely beautiful”! – via Yatzer

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10 Comments

  • Reply Hannah @ Sparrow + Spark! Friday 20 January, 2012 at 9:28 am

    Oh wow, this is not your usual painted furniture! Awesome.

  • Reply AOB Friday 20 January, 2012 at 11:05 am

    Film makes me cry! This boys are so concentrate and calm. It is really creativity. Just perfect. Thank you.

  • Reply Mandy @ At Home Arkansas Friday 20 January, 2012 at 5:06 pm

    WOW! Not sure if i like the furniture or the father/son collaboration more.

  • Reply Kristiina Saturday 21 January, 2012 at 11:35 am

    How cool is that!!!

  • Reply Elaine Sunday 22 January, 2012 at 7:13 am

    I did painting with my kid once! This series reminded me of the fun we had

    http://amaku-shizuka.blogspot.com/2011/08/chair-painting.html

  • Reply Liepa Monday 23 January, 2012 at 8:48 pm

    i love it. !
    furniture looks amazing, if you don’t mind maybe, i will use some ideas from this video ;)

    Labai gražu, norėčiau tokių krėslų ir veidrodžio. Gal panaudosiu šitą dažymo idėją ir pas save namuose

  • Reply raneytown Wednesday 25 January, 2012 at 3:21 am

    oh my i am in love.

  • Reply bkstrvl Wednesday 1 February, 2012 at 1:09 am

    Really??? Furniture looks like its been painted by, well, kids.

  • Reply mer Friday 3 February, 2012 at 11:47 pm

    seriously cool.

  • Reply Lucas Maassen & Sons | Wednesday 26 March, 2014 at 6:14 pm

    […] Thijme (9), Julian (7) and Maris (7) are paid to paint and the result is ”incompletely beautiful”. source Miss Moss […]

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