The Jay Sae Jung Oh 'Savage Chair' Uses Everyday Objects

 - Jun 20, 2012
References: saejungoh & mocoloco
The Jay Sae Jung Oh 'Savage Chair' reconsiders the ordinary. The Korean artist and designer Jay Sae Jung Oh took discarded everyday plastic objects, assembled them and then wrapped them together with a natural fiber material called "jute." This formed the chair, which Oh's website described as a way to show how, "manufactured objects conspicuously transform into unexpected new forms, making a strong statement about our current cultural condition of abundance."

The mass produced objects become new in this light, shining a new perspective on the viewer. The chair shows how various objects can interact with each other in this amalgamated form, the sum becoming greater than its parts. On the other hand, the combinations of mundane objects can also provides us with a way to examine the unnecessary frivolity that is so common in our society. One thing for sure, the Jay Sae Jung Oh 'Savage Chair' provides a new perspective.