the korean student jade t cho’s graduation work intends to get people thinking about life in another way. as a commonly seen object in our life, an old armchair was used. this armchair was out of trend and was thrown away, abandoned by its original user, being replaced by a new one. people do that often to our belongings and sometimes even to other people. what if the armchair had a life? would a different ending had happened to it?

deconstruction – 1050 x 1000 x 1000 mm



‘I have always been interested in the beauty of anatomy’, comments the designer. ‘as I constantly learn about furniture, i keep realizing that the relationship between our anatomical structure is not very different from furniture. this artwork was a way for me to show this idea and to get people wondering about life’.



cho bought the abandoned armchair at a low price and did the rest of the work with his hands. she cut the sofa in half and started making the bone structures. various materials were used to make this work like resin, lumber, urethane foam, leather, paint, and sponges.


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edited by: maria erman | designboom


  • fun piece. can’t help but notice the chair is not symmetrical though. extra bone in the arm rest.

    steve hassler says:
  • Standing ovation for your design Jade ! mind blowing

    Alida Cooklin says:

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