Junk Chair Project | Monocomplex Design Group

• May 14, 2011

South Korean Monocomplex design group has created the ‘Junk Chair Project‘ . ‘Junk Chair Project‘  is a work emphasizing the importance of design concept.

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Junk Chair Project, drawing courtesy Monocomplex Design Group

Using plastic chair which can be frequently seen around, it was intended to figure out the identity as designer or a human while experiencing the course of objective introduction of one’s appearance, personality, characteristic, and etc.

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Junk Chair Project, drawing courtesy Monocomplex Design Group

By expressing this through chair, a chair resembling oneself is born.  The project is to introduce the concept of identity, which is understood vaguely and abstractly, objectively and logically.

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Junk Chair Project, image courtesy Monocomplex Design Group

The original internality hidden in various appearances of human shown externally was set as topic. With a strong chair supporting the fragments cracked randomly, three dimensional ego forming a person was intended to be expressed.

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Fixed by Kim Taemin, image courtesy Monocomplex Design Group

Fixed ( Kim Taemin)
Objects change. Humans change. The environment changes. The concrete fragment scattered around the chair shows the changing society, and the chair stuck and fixed in concrete shows the generation slowly chasing the rapidly changing society.

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Collapse by Cho Jangwon, image courtesy Monocomplex Design Group

Collapse (Cho Jangwon)
‘Sasangnugak’ means a tower standing on sand, which also means the peril that it would soon be destroyed.
The internal mind of modern people living perilously in numerous hardships of the world was expressed using the material of sand.

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Complicated by Park Hyunwoo, image courtesy Monocomplex Design Group

Complicated ( Park Hyunwoo)
‘COMPLICATED’ is a concept of expressing complex human relationship through one TV, and through complexly tangled wires centered on TV, it expresses the network among humans.

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Split by Hwang Eunsang, image courtesy Monocomplex Design Group

Split ( Hwang Eunsang)
With a strong chair supporting the fragments cracked randomly, three dimensional ego forming a person was intended to be expressed.

+ Design: MONOCOMPLEX design group | http://www.monocomplex.com/

+ About Monocomplex Design Group

Monocomplex is a design studio started up in Janually 2011 by south korean designers Jangwon Cho, Eunsang Hwang, Hyunwoo Park and Taemin Kim. Monocomplex is composed of four people with each different personality with the purpose of joyful communication. It intends to perform a design play containing ‘simple’ philosophy and sincerity in the world mixed up with ambiguity, complexity, and diversity.

They study and create new ideas in the realms of product design, furniture and lighting. Their collaborative efforts have created some of the most interesting modern pieces. In the recent times, Monocomplex is in the spotlight as a one of up-and-coming korean design group.

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