korean designer jay saejung oh uses mass manufactured plastic products as the base of his furniture constructions
‘savage chair’ and ‘jute side table’.
highlighting themes of consumption and our cultural condition of living in abundance of what we actually need,
he explores the notion of ‘humanufactured’ taking everyday mundane objects such as plastic chairs, rocking horses, teapots,
suitcases etc., and amalgamating them in such a way that makes viewers reconsider the ordinary. the assemblage of pieces
results in functional furniture wrapped together into a seamless work by natural fiber material jute,
resurrecting these once discarded objects and breathing new life into
‘I would like to provoke people into having different perspectives on these types of mass produced products,’ says oh.
left side view
details of the objects which make-up the chair
sketch of ‘savage chair’
‘jute side table’
jute (plant fiber), 12 mundane plastic objects
21"x 20.5"x 21"
alternative views of ‘jute side table’
individual jute wrapped objects
the table in context