maezm: bone x skin
maezm: bone x skin
nov 10, 2010

maezm: bone x skin

the ‘bone’ and the ‘skin’

korean studio maezm (shin taiho) has designed ‘bone x skin’, a chair constructed from a lightweight wooden frame and solid carbon fiber. the shape of the chair is made from simple lines set as a structural bone supporting an epidermis – the carbon fiber. the concept of ‘bone and skin’ is deduced from its combination of materials and forms.

maezm: bone x skin ‘bone x skin’

maezm: bone x skin gallery window display

the chair was exhibited during tokyo designers week 2010 and at one-gallery exhibition in seoul, korea.

maezm: bone x skin gallery window display (detail)

last year, maezm participated in the 2009 designboom mart in tokyo. it is always good to see that it works as a first presentation, before designers invest in a personal show.

  • well, i really liked this thing.

    paper writing says:
  • wonderful display! brilliant.

    black says:
  • awesome guyz! when possible, i really want to see that. display is good!

    pat. t says:
  • the design kind of makes it look like a paperclip, especially the legs!!

    origami1 says:
  • more information,

    This project was proceeded with joint works of KDM (Korea Design Membership) students and MAEZM (designer Shin Taiho) and cooperation with DGDC center and Material Connextion Daegu, and productions are displayed through Tokyo Designersweek in tokyo and one-gallery exhibition in Seoul, 2010.

    Thank you.

    Taiho Shin says:
  • I still don’t get it why people keep making furniture out of carbon fiber, a such expensive and high performance material. What a waste…by the way, I like how this chair looks.

    leo says:

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