The values and the cultures of East and West are completely different. However, despite the differences, the common formativeness explicitly exists. Reinterpreted dreadful images of Demon or Gye-myeon sang (Asian goblin bust sculpture) grafted onto “Diabolic chair” with familiarity to maximize its details, the sense of both agility and chunkiness are tried. It shows sharp and transitional images of the figure.
category / arm chair
material / sepetir
W 550 x D 570 x H 840
Mobjec, BMH gallery
As we aware, there are similarities in between east and western culture and those results are mixed naturally within many daily objects. The history of chair is also kind of inter-action. The ancient chairs from Asian to Europe are quite resembled and they highlights fine details and ornamental carving in order to show authority of meaning. And those styles are handed down to nowadays. I was motivated by those cultural similarities and aspect of craftsmanship. Timbers are carefully turned to create expressive-tapered shape of legs, and cut and shaped for ergo dynamic back and seat. Diabolic is a result of being researched on the details,which is culturally shared, and tried to adopt into modern chair. Most of details are feature of craving and this method is a crucial point to bridge the past and now.
This chair represents images of guardian of traditional Korean history. Taehun Ko was moved the story of Doggaebi which is a traditional Korean demon. In the past of Korea, people believe that those demons are not just afraid thing. They believe that we need to live with them and they can protect people. From that myth, people carved and made the objects which is representing the believes. As an inspiration of appearance, the chair is designed and considered to show two different images, Intimacy and Uniqueness.