fortuitous variation   traditional korean furniture reinterpreted by maezm
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jan 17, 2013
fortuitous variation traditional korean furniture reinterpreted by maezm


‘fortuitous variation’ by maezm
image © maezm

 

 

due to the shift in conventional korean customs of floor-based living to ‘stand-in’ or chair-based arrangements, south korean studio maezm
has created a collection of designs that reinterprets traditional korean furniture through the lens of a more contemporary perspective.
produced as prop displays in fashion stores for samsung, the series entitled ‘fortuitous variation’ is a set of reclaimed western-style and classic korean furnishings
that have been modified to feature additional ‘legs’ in order to adapt the ‘stand-in’ culture. the mutant designs are a new species of hybrid
furniture that attempt to bridge the transition of function and aesthetic from the old the new-world. 

 

 


the mutant designs are a new species of hybrid furniture that attempt to bridge the transition of function and aesthetic from the old the new-world
image © maezm

 

 


image © maezm

 

 


the reclaimed furniture has been modified to feature additional ‘legs’ in order to adapt the ‘stand-in’ western culture
image © maezm

 

 


image © maezm

 

 


the series reinterprets traditional korean furniture through the lens of a more contemporary perspective
image © maezm

 

 

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