South Korean designer Jongho Park has recently created ‘Square in Boots’. Funny and friendly the ‘Square in Boots’ series looks as if square tables are wearing boots in their legs to walk, and has two stools and one table.
Wood and metal, which have different character, were used, harmonized into one piece of furniture, and made into a neat and easy shape through the contrast of material and color.
Metal’s tenderness of lines and wood’s solidness of side are reflected to look like bent iron metal is hugging a tree. The side where people make contact is made of wood, and the line and structure that support the side is metal.
The ‘Square in Boots’ series has a simple square shape that is created during the process of creating space called furniture, by making the sides folding lines and by sides meeting sides.
The characters of the material influence the shape and it creates the whole image.
Iron and wood are natural materials, each having advantages tenderness of lines and solidness of sides. Just when lines are together, they become a side. When sides are together, they become a space. Small space of furniture is made up with lines and sides.
Furniture that is using the character of the material well would not be strange or mismatching, even if many materials are used together.