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Useful Arbeitsloser (Jobless) by Sanghyeok Lee is Inspired by Nomads

 - Feb 7, 2013
References: leesanghyeok & design-milk
The Useful Arbeitsloser (Jobless) collection may look familiar to some. That is because each piece has been modeled after standard scaffolding structures. Of course, there is more than meets the eye when it comes to this modern furniture series. While the pieces in the Useful Arbeitsloser (Jobless) represent scaffolding, scaffolding in turn represents the life of the designer.

Created by Sanghyeok Lee, the Useful Arbeitsloser (Jobless) collection is inspired by her time in a foreign country. She elaborates that scaffolding represents it "in a way that it is always passed by, constructed and moved away without much attention, while being a necessary element in construction sites." Inspired by the story of a nomad, "The brass joints symbolize the weight of life and the act of screwing the joints is a part of a life to create comfort."