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The NaMu Chair by Peter Yong Ra Symbolizes Family Traditions and Heirlooms

By: Meghan Young - Published: Feb 25, 2013 • References: peteryongra and yankodesign
The NaMu Chair may look like a standard seat, but it is beautifully inspired by the roots of white oak and teak trees, which it happens to be made out of. The name itself means 'tree' in Korean. Nevertheless, this influence extends beyond the idea of nature and into the realm of family. Although simple compared to a complex family tree, the NaMu Chair is a piece of furniture that is meant to be passed down generation after generation as an heirloom. That is where the roots come into play.

Designed by Peter Yong Ra, the NaMu Chair boasts a solid silhouette that is built to last. Despite its basic first impressions, the detail of the woven seat and the curve of the backrest all add up to become a subtly sculptural creation.