eerang park: bloom chair
eerang park: bloom chair eerang park: bloom chair
mar 24, 2010

eerang park: bloom chair


‘bloom chair’ by korean desinger eerang park, is constructed from eight folded steel plates. each of these pieces are attached at a central point and fanned in a circular arrangement at an angle of 35 degrees from each other. in this formation the plates lean up against one another, maintaining a strong structure, in which they simultaneously function as the legs, seat, back and armrests of the chair.

eight folded steel plates are used to construct the seat

demonstrating the chair

detail of the central point where the plates are attached

production process:

marking the steel plates for cutting sanding down the edges of the plates

attaching the plates the completed model preliminary paper models of the ‘bloom chair’ form

preliminary paper models of the ‘bloom chair’ form

  • this chair is almost nice
    almost, but…
    can someone explain my feelings better?

    please says:
  • There is an amazing resemblance with daniele papuli’s fleur

    MMmm says:
  • It’s alsmost exactly the same indeed! ­čÖé
    Copyright infringement!

    Coone says:
  • yeah, the models look similar.
    but this guy actually got off his ass and made it
    there is the difference
    and it is huge…

    please... says:
  • Definitely conciously or unconciously it┬┤s the same chair, but it┬┤s not a crime to make it, and really make it more beautiful? Isn┬┤t it ? So wtf if it looks the same?

    J.S says:
  • I can swear I never copied the design.
    I made this chair for a university graduation work in 2008.
    But now, I checked when his work’s done.
    It seems clearly true that his work’s done before 2006, I can see it with his press.
    So I am ashamed of the fact that I didn’t know his work or of lack of researching.
    I appreciate telling me nice information.

    eerang says:
  • don’t beat yourself up eerang – it happens

    karl says:
  • yeah it’s not a very rarely seen thing to have similar concept in design industy

    aleji says:
  • both of these design has no impact of design concept
    so it dosent really matter and it happens a lot in asia really ­čśÇ

    design your design more concrete

    SEOULISH says:
  • I┬┤m sorry guys but I fail to see where a “food plate” has anything to do with a “chair”, but maybe its just me.
    Saying that one designer copied another’s idea is like saying that Stark’s Orange Juice maker form is not original because it looks like a spider.
    Nothing is created, you can┬┤t create you can only assimilate and define.
    What the designer here did was assimilate a form to a definition which noone else did before, a chair.

    Great job and keep up the good work.

    djorge says:
  • djorge, you managed to express exactly what I was thinking about the issue of idea vs execution
    also, it was me who commented that I wasnt sure if I liked the design (I had no idea about all the other stuff)
    but I thought about it, and saw jean nouvels new building and I realised. if he (JN) had done this chair I would have called it brave and amazing and I realise thats probably how I should see this chair

    please says:
  • Maybe I’m a little exagerate but I think this chair is a little dangerous because of cuts and steel.

    fer says:
  • I think this chair is so lyrical. It is sculptural and practical. Congratulations! I look forward to seeing your work in the future.

    beth worth says:

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