| 18.30 – 25 June 2017 |
Small spaces have fueled need of functional furniture.
Usually multi folding furniture requires space to stack plus occupy space. Well, folding collapsible furniture is full of surprises. But rarely does this stacking serve as a piece of art hanging on walls ! The designer has introduced a series of space-saving furniture pieces which, when folded, appear as isometric drawings of their 3D shapes.
The colorful benches, stool and tables can transform from a flat, two-dimensional view, to a three-dimension functional object. After use they can be flat packed, hung up on a wall surface to look like a piece of art. This kind of the furniture fits well with the minimalist style in modern buildings and small spaces.
Choi’s project was a part of his senior thesis at the Design Academy Einhoven in the Netherlands. The introduction in his thesis mentions that the inspiration behind the project was the unbalanced vision issues he experienced as a child. This vision issue often confused his depth perception of 2D and 3D, hence ‘De-Dimension’ name evolved for the project.
Explaining his concept he says – ‘The history of the image has always aligned with the history of the human race. In our vast history, it has been understood and depicted in various forms. Nowadays, owing to scientific technology, it is developing in its form, from photography, film and even further towards virtual reality.’
He further says that in this era of 3D printing, images circulated widely everywhere are just confined to flat surfaces. Unlike the past, the designer says that we are not only seeing the image as a means of reproducing objects, but also giving essential identity to the image itself.
His quest to get more from the stereotype experience of images has helped him create more artistic projects.
All Image Credit-Jongha Choi