detachable modular chairs by 1/plinth studio bring new value to industrial conveyor belts

detachable modular chairs by 1/plinth studio bring new value to industrial conveyor belts

woojin park presents the cnvyr chair series

 

Seoul-based designer Woojin Park of 1/plinth studio reassembles conveyor belt components to present the CNVYR chair series. Infusing new artistic value into industrial products to accentuate their underlying modular beauty, the prototype seats give conveyor belts a new function. Detachable steel components from repurposed machines are configured into modular frames in various compositions, experimenting with the forms, assemblage systems, and tensile strengths of the industrial object. Emulating the belt’s flowing profile, the CNVYR chairs and sofas playfully express how instead of objects, people can be functionally placed on a ‘rolling’ conveyor system.

detachable modular chairs by woojin park of 1/plinth studio infuse new value to industrial conveyor belts
CNVYR Lounge Chairs | all images by Son Mihyun

 

 

seating people along a rolling conveyor belt

 

As one half of the design duo behind 1/plinth Studio, industrial designer Woojin Park’s work involves creating art-furniture objects that bridge the gap between industrial products and art in a playful manner that revalues the beauty of mundane industrial products. The CNVYR series experiments with the materiality, colors, textures, tensile qualities, and endless nature of conveyor belts, translating these as furniture pieces to test their capacities beyond their limited initial purpose. These qualities are revealed in the various iterations of the Sofa and Lounge and Dining Chair. With detachable modular pipes held together by a bolt assemblage system, the components of the conveyor belt seats can be reconfigured into various expressions by reassembling the seats, backrests, armrests and pipe frame positions.

detachable modular chairs by woojin park of 1/plinth studio infuse new value to industrial conveyor belts
Woojin Park reassembles components of conveyor belts

detachable modular chairs by woojin park of 1/plinth studio infuse new value to industrial conveyor belts
the CNVYR series playfully bridges the gap between industrial products and art

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Woojin Park experiments with how people can be functionally placed on a ‘rolling’ conveyor device

detachable modular chairs by woojin park of 1/plinth studio infuse new value to industrial conveyor belts
the series configures the seats, backrests, armrests, and pipe frames into various expressions

detachable modular chairs by woojin park of 1/plinth studio infuse new value to industrial conveyor belts
bolt assemblage allows the components to be detachable

detachable modular chairs by woojin park of 1/plinth studio infuse new value to industrial conveyor belts
CNVYR Sofa

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various compositions experiment with the materiality, forms, assemblage, and tensile strength of conveyor belts

 

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project info:

 

name: CNVYR
designer: Woojin Park of 1/plinth studio

 

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edited by: ravail khan | designboom

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