Helen Morgan

Hanji is a Sturdy Hand-Crafted Paper Chair by Studio Maezm

by , 10/10/11

Hanji Chair, Shin Taiho, Maezm design, 100% design, london design festival 2011, korea chair design, korean pavillion, green design, sustainable design, paper chair, mulberry tree paper

Constructed entirely from traditional Korean ‘Hanji’ paper, this amazing chair is as light as paper yet incredibly sturdy. Shin Taiho, designer and co-founder of Seoul-based design studio Maezm, says that Hanji paper is made from mulberry trees that last over 1,000 years. Collaborating with local artisans, Maezm developed Hanji as a non-toxic alternative to other, less sustainable materials.


Hanji Chair, Shin Taiho, Maezm design, 100% design, london design festival 2011, korea chair design, korean pavillion, green design, sustainable design, paper chair, mulberry tree paper

According to Taiho, the fibers of this experimental work have natural ventilation systems that control the temperature and humidity of the piece. Inhabitat was lucky enough to have a seat in a Hanji chair to test out its durability and comfort at 100% Design. We can safely say the curved frame of the chair feels not only comfortable, but unexpectedly robust for a paper-made piece of furniture!

+ Maezm

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  1. test65512661 December 10, 2014 at 2:41 pm

    this is great

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