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As a movement, surrealism is most often associated with highbrow arts like painting, literature and film, but it also lends itself well to more commonplace fixations like industrial design and home decor. One of the delights of surrealism is the way it electrifies the unremarkable with its strange colours, dream-like sense of possibility and irreverence for rules. Which is why a young clutch of industrial designers has found new inspiration in the 90-year-old tradition. Giving a collective wink to its golden-age proponents like Dali, Magritte and Tanguy, they are creating things that are entirely original and contemporary. Here, five of the most brain-twistingly cool.

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