Like dancing furniture
If perception is subjective, then a table changes according to the beholder. Korean designer Boyeon Kim makes furniture to be observed from a very personal point of view. And she gives new meaning to atypical forms.
Imagine the average man of today, an exhausted white-collar worker sprawled on his office chair. "Rotated Chair", one of Boyeon’s pieces, could tell just such an anonymous and universal story, through a humanized shape.
To build her pieces the designer joins panels of birch wood of the same thickness creating a distorted movement effect. A perceivable fragmentation of the structure that expresses the transition under way.
Like in "Twist Chair", a solid object frozen in a fleeting dance, as if shaking wooden hips around its center.
Surreal like a painting by Dalì, Boyeon’s moving furniture brought a breath of fresh air to the DMY International Festival Berlin, where her pieces were presented.
Photos via boyeonkim.com
30 July 2012
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