Seok-hyeon Yoon, 2019
There are many ways of relaxing on sofa. We often lie down on sofa, sit on it with legs under blanket watching TV, or sit on the floor eating food and leaning against it. Like this, sofa is often used in more various ways than the original design intention. “Our individual lifestyle and cultural backgrounds affect how we relax on this object” says Seok-hyeon Yoon. He interviewed diverse people to explore essentials of how they relax on their sofa in practice. What he discovered is that they’re using it not only for typical sitting purpose but also for various relaxed positions.
He wanted to reinvent sofa to support the various relaxed positions. His designs are inspired by how carpet is made. Gigantically scaled-up yarn and basic fabric of carpet make the basic structure of cushions. He removed wooden frame of sofa and he turned to knotting and buttoning the cushions to allow people to recreate and adjust their own sofa to build their own spots for relaxation. It is about finding our comfortable, most relaxing configuration.
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