sohyun yun designs customizable layer chair sohyun yun designs customizable layer chair
dec 18, 2015

sohyun yun designs customizable layer chair

sohyun yun designs customizable layer chair
(above) the chair consists of each colored layer
all images courtesy of sohyun yun 




when creating, south korean graphic and industrial designer sohyun yun believes in the power of design to make people happy. with her ‘layer’ chair, she delivers a seating object that aims at customization, individuality, and sustainability. ‘layer’ is made out entirely of clear acrylic that allows for a see-through structure. both the back and the base of the chair have a void where the user can fit three different layers of printed or colored acrylic, or even wood, glass, or any other material that comes in mind.

sohyun yun layer chair
the user can add the three different layers both to the back and the seat 




the chair was conceived especially as a piece that hopefully people will not get tired of, thanks to its modifiable characteristics. the project’s starting point is a reflection on our consumerist society, where people follow trends and buy ready-made goods that will fit their needs and taste until a new one comes and they throw away one to get the other. by being able to adapt the ‘layer’ chair, the idea of having a new chair just by changing the layers arises. people can make their own chair as if they were selecting songs, focusing on the contents.

sohyun yun layer chair
a round hole on each layer allows for easy sliding




the ‘layer’ chair comes with a limited number of prints of your choice, giving exclusivity and originality to each piece. textures, famous artworks or different types of patterns can be added to create that personal and original touch.

sohyun yun layer chair
different types of images can be added and mixed

sohyun yun layer chair
halftone images add depth to the design

sohyun yun layer chair
top view of the chair 

sohyun yun layer chair
yellow, blue, pink: different color combinations for a harmonious seating experience 

sohyun yun layer chair
the seat has a 30-degree angle cut that facilitates the addition of the layers

sohyun yun layer chair
a hologram plus an andy warhol painting results in interesting combinations

for those who prefer a more subtle impact, you can also print in monochrome

sohyun yun layer chair
the easy interchangeable process gives the user the opportunity to change the chair according to their mood



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edited by: juliana neira | designboom

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