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Upcycled Artillery Serves as Furniture

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In Mozambique, a country still recovering from a lengthy civil war, artist Gonçalo Mabunda has used weapons to fashion sculptures. Merging the concepts of peace and green design, Mabunda’s pieces include tribal masks and sculptural thrones, all with a distinctive style that appear to draw from modernist abstractions and traditional African art. They are almost confrontational in their appearance, weighted not only by their density but amassed with the violent history that steeps the very materials used to create them. Born in 1975 in Maputo, Mozambique, Mabunda emerged at birth the same year his country had reached the end of… read more