Furniture Imitates Art

January 03, 2014

Furniture imitates art! Jinil Park, a South Korean designer, has created steel wire furniture that look like rough line sketches. "The key point of my work is the moments where the line is distorted," said Jinil Park. "They express the designer’s feeling, status, and emotion." 

“The concept for my project is the drawing, as you can see the concept for the project is very simple and it is furniture brought out from the drawing. The brainstorming of the project was actually by accident. I was thinking of making a new project by comfortably drawing lines and I found and realised fun and inquiring moments about the strokes that I drew on a paper. I personally thought that the outcome of those strokes can bring very interesting object.
The key point of my work is the moments where the line is distorted. They express the designer’s feeling, status, and emotion. In the matter of design, the line plays a very basic but also crucial role because it is an element that generates a standard point for both the beginning and the end of any work piece. From the sketches of the furniture, originated from the line drawing, I picked the ones that I like the most and also the ones that I can make the solid object out of it. And to achieve that solid object, I used different wires that have different thicknesses by hammering on different faces of the wires with irregular strength. Therefore, I could demonstrate the wires as if it came out from the line drawing. And this process took the most of time to create this piece.
Collections of the wires that are created by this process are welded when they are combined and intersected together. Instinctively I created the conjunction of these thin wires that eventually holds the human weight while a single wire cannot. By this, I could materialise the 2D drawing to 3D generously.”

The Drawing Series was exhibited at the Gwangju Design Biennale in South Korea from September to November 2013.