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

fortuitous variation traditional korean furniture reinterpreted by maezm

‘fortuitous variation’ by maezmimage © 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. 

 

 

fortuitous variation   traditional korean furniture reinterpreted by maezmthe mutant designs are a new species of hybrid furniture that attempt to bridge the transition of function and aesthetic from the old the new-worldimage © maezm

 

 

fortuitous variation   traditional korean furniture reinterpreted by maezmimage © maezm

 

 

fortuitous variation   traditional korean furniture reinterpreted by maezmthe reclaimed furniture has been modified to feature additional ‘legs’ in order to adapt the ‘stand-in’ western cultureimage © maezm

 

 

fortuitous variation   traditional korean furniture reinterpreted by maezmimage © maezm

 

 

fortuitous variation   traditional korean furniture reinterpreted by maezmthe series reinterprets traditional korean furniture through the lens of a more contemporary perspectiveimage © maezm

 

 

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