Chair “Afro” + Lighting “Shy” | Yangsoo Pyo

• September 28, 2009

Afro Yangsoo Pyo plusMOOD 2 595x557 Chair Afro + Lighting Shy | Yangsoo Pyo

Chair "Afro", image courtesy of Yangsoo Pyo

Shy Yangsoo Pyo plusMOOD 2 595x896 Chair Afro + Lighting Shy | Yangsoo Pyo

Lighting "Shy", image courtesy of Yangsoo Pyo

Korean designer Yangsoo Pyo recently has designed the chair “Afro” and lighting “Shy & Curiosity bros”.

+ Design description courtesy of Yangsoo Pyo

Afro.

“Afro” is a chair that employed the image of the hair style “Afro Permanent hair.” Springs are used to visualize the tangled and puffed up texture of the afro hair. The springs used to create the “Afro chair” are the two-ring binder springs used to bind together a notebook. The two-ring binders do not get tangled but rather wraps around each other.

Therefore, there is no danger of destroying women’s stockings or knitwear. In fact the chair is very comfy. The manufacturing process of this chair begins with a simple iron frame. Then, the springs are used instead of the normal sponge and leather cover. In the case of the “Afro BK,” 500m springs are used and the total weight measures around 85kg. The “Afro SV” is made up of 460m springs and weighs around 70kg and the “Marge” is a stool that was created with 90m springs and weighs around 6kg.

Shy & Curiosity bros.

“Shy” and “Curiosity bros” are lighting that gives an impression of a shy young girl hiding behind a wall feeling both scared and curious while fiddling with the long wire like it is the end of her skirt. Depending on the location and structure of where it is installed the lighting gives off a feeling of virtual reality as it seems to have a soul and emotions. It can be installed on desks and in between wall corners.

+ All image courtesy of Yangsoo Pyo

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  1. [...] Filed under: Rugs & Carpets WednesdaySep 30,2009 Made by a Korean designer Yangsoo Pyo, the creation is a chair that employed the image of the hair style “Afro Permanent hair.” I like this kind of design is playful, look just like my hair. The springs used to create the Afro chair are the two-ring binder springs used to bind together a notebook. The two-ring binders do not get tangled but rather wraps around each other.via [...]