WoongKi Ryu's abstract chair design draws cues from Wassily Kandinsky—a 20th century Russian painter and art theorist who largely experimented with purely abstruse compositions. Featuring a maple wood seat and referencing strong colors and motifs derived from Composition VIII, the chair is not only a functional piece of furniture, but an abstract piece that is fit for a museum.
The piece intentionally "puts form before function," ultimately bringing the early 20th century art movement into the context of contemporary furniture. The designer strived to tap into the expressiveness and emotional value of ambiguous structures, "which could only be [communicated] abstractly." The design by the South Korean student is a true rejection of the realism and fluidity of furniture forms.
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WoongKi Ryu Strongly References Russian Art Through Furniture
- By: Kalina NedelchevaMar 6, 2018