Chairs, stools and sofas come in all shapes and sizes, but they are bound by one strict requirement. They must be stable and sturdy enough for people to sit on, making sure they don’t fall on their butts when they least expect it. Some armchairs put this requirement at the center of their visual design and demonstrate this stability and durability simply in the way they appear. Others try to trick the mind by presenting something almost like an optical illusion, making a sofa float in the air without knocking you down. This stunning collection of chairs and armchairs straddles the fine line between the two, presenting furniture that looks structurally sound but so fragile that it pops and pops at the slightest touch.
Designer: Seungjin Yang
There’s something about balloons that bring out our inner child. Even adults still find something fascinating in balloons that transform into different shapes and creatures. A balloon dog made of metal steel has even become the iconic signature of famed designer Jeff Koons. While the usually bright colors of the balloons convey a sense of play, their rounded form that engulfs the air gives them an almost temporary character; You may not fully associate these two features with something that needs to be stable and stable, such as chairs.
But that’s exactly what the Blowing collection brings to the table, or rather the floor. Chairs made of balloons of different sizes in the form of sticks, circles and spirals immediately attract attention due to their unusual shape. Bright colors and glossy finishes, whether opaque or translucent, will likely make confectioners think, this should probably be a note of caution for parents with toddlers and babies.
As odd as they may seem, chairs are all serious business when it comes to being chairs. Each balloon is inflated and shaped before being washed with epoxy several times. Multiple layers of resin are required to make it sturdy enough to support people of different weights. Once this process is complete, the pieces are combined into one eye-catching piece and several balloons turn into stools, chairs and even sofas for people of different ages.
The design allows for a variety of color combinations, whether it’s a single chromatic theme or a paintbrush release. Admittedly, the fanciful look of these chairs might not suit some interiors, but if you’re looking for something that will spark instant interest and conversation, you can’t go wrong with a chair that looks both attractive and slightly alarming. at the same time.