seo chung kyo punctuates steel stools with intricate engravings evoking woven fabric

seo chung kyo punctuates steel stools with intricate engravings evoking woven fabric

the hipstool series captures fabric indentations in metal

 

The Hipstool Series by Seo Chung Kyo is a furniture collection comprising stools and side tables that through intricate metal engravings, seeks to capture the essence of daily life experiences. Emphasizing the significance embedded within the mundane yet meaningful, the series draws inspiration from the modern lifestyle’s of individuals with sedentary routines. Playfully capturing the patterns and indentations left in the fabric of seats, the Hipstool Series utilizes stainless steel and a projection technique to contrast the robust surfaces with shadows to delineate intricate patterns.

seo chung kyo punctuates steel stools with intricate engravings evoking woven fabric
all images courtesy of Seo Chung Kyo

 

 

seo chung kyo embraces the material’s inherent hues

 

Along the surfaces of the Hipstool Series, the absence of artificial paint accentuates the inherent colors of the metal and oxide film, enhancing the weightiness and sleek feel of the furniture pieces. A cold joint welding method to seamlessly combine different components, ensuring both usability and stability. The resulting pieces blur the boundaries between art and functional furniture, offering viewers and opportunity for direct engagement and communication with the work.

 

The series emerges from reflection on how prolonged periods of sitting have become commonplace, with individuals often subject to extended desk-bound houses, leading to what Seo Chung Kyo refers to as ‘heavy hips’ and ‘hip fights’. ‘I thought I could express the behavior of modern people like fabric patterns. Weave it like a rope, fill it with area like it’s a confrontation, and list the continuous and constant patterns. This represents us fighting fiercely every day,’ notes the designer.

seo chung kyo punctuates steel stools with intricate engravings evoking woven fabric
Seo Chung Kyo presents the Hipstool Series

seo chung kyo punctuates steel stools with intricate engravings evoking woven fabric
stools and side tables marked with intricate metal engravings

seo chung kyo punctuates steel stools with intricate engravings evoking woven fabric
the series is a playful metal interpretation of the patterns and indentations left in the fabric of seats

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seo chung kyo punctuates steel stools with intricate engravings evoking woven fabric
the absence of artificial paint accentuates the inherent colors of the metal and oxide film

seo chung kyo punctuates steel stools with intricate engravings evoking woven fabric
the treatment of materiality enhances the weightiness and sleek feel of the furniture pieces

seo chung kyo punctuates steel stools with intricate engravings evoking woven fabric
a cold joint welding method seamlessly combines different components, ensuring both usability and stability

hipstool series stool sidetable 9
the Hipstool Series is artistic yet functional

 

 

project info:

 

name: Hipstool Series
designer: Seo Chung Kyo | @seoochoong

 

designboom has received this project from our DIY submissions feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

 

edited by: ravail khan | designboom

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