One of the exhibitions going on there at the time was Material Matters. The exhibit showcased international furniture designs using unexpected, unusual materials or using materials in an unexpected way.
|Philippe Starck, Merett Oppenheim and Arne Jacobsen are some of the designers that I know. I even have six Arne Jacobsen’s Butterfly Chairs at home in Haarlem.|
Let me show you around.
The explaining signs next to the furniture were in Korean;-).
All I could read was (often, not even always) the name of the designer, the name of the piece, the year in which it was made and the material that was used. Just right for me. The title/name of the pieces often said a lot already.
And there’s not a lot that a bit of googling cannot fix;-).
|I guess many of you, like me, have seen images of this armchair somewhere before.
How high the moon by Kuramata Shiro. 1990.
|Harp Chair by Jorgen Hovelskov. 1968.
Materials: wood and rope.
|I guess we all know this bird feet table by Merett Oppenheim?|
|Gorgeous shapes and materials, right?!|
|Furniture with mother-of-pearl elements. Very pretty!
Octopus series by Samwoong Lee
|Ceramic chandelier (cutlery)
by Hayoon Kim
Idea: clothes and furniture.
Dressed Up series by Korean designers KamKam
The couch is appropriately named Marshmallow.
|You can actually open the furniture; it is a cabinet, or a footstool annex small cabinet. I would not mind these felted pieces in my house!|
|Material: Dead Chair and epoxy
Cheum by Fabrikr
These Korean designers call this Art Furniture; they used epoxy to upcycle an old chair. I find the result quite intriguing.
|This table, also by Fabrikr, is named Flow. Very nice!|
|Material: electric wires.
Spaghetti chandeliers by Korean Zinoo Park
|This furniture may look like egg-shell material, but is in fact made out of concrete!
by Jeong Seob Kim
|Material: metal, wire mesh
Afterimage Furniture by Bomi Park
This furniture looks like over-pixellated images. The pieces seem unclear and it looks like they change when you move around them. Not handy nor pretty, but fascinating!
|Wood and elastic bands make unique shelving units. You ‘open’ them, by pushing some of the bands aside.
The Lines by Eunmyung Soh
How fun was this? Did you enjoy your tour?
I think I ll have the golden bird-feeted table, the transparent balloon-stool, the mother-in-pearl corner lamp, and the whole Dressed Up series.
What about you?