Abstract chair


Woong Ki Ryu, a student from North Korea, has created a chair of a very unusual shape inspired by Kandinsky’s geometrical abstractions. A round wooden bottom supported by three wooden legs of different shapes is designed in the form of a cup. Elements of the chair back are represented with crossed lines and circles ? they are metallic and powder coated. The only arm is topped with a big wooden sphere.

“Instead of straining after functionality of the chair, I wanted to highlight its emotions and meaning that could be expressed in an abstract way only. I wanted to imitate the way Kandinsky reached abstraction in his paintings. Kandinsky rejected realism in the arts and expressed color and shape gained from emotions directly. By analogy, physical attributes of the chair were presented with abstract ideas inherent in its form, not objective function,” designer said.

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