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Jay Sae Jung Oh’s Savage Chair is a Pile of Discarded Plastic Objects Woven Together with String

Posted By Mark Boyer On August 2, 2012 @ 10:33 am In Art,carousel showcase,Design,Gallery,Innovation,Recycled Materials | No Comments

Savage Chair, Jute side table, jute string, plastic, art, Jay Sae Jung Oh, Korean artist [1]

Oh’s art is a commentary on plastic’s quality as a universal substance that can be formed into any shape. By combining the plastic objects and covering them in jute string, the objects take a new form with new meaning — even though it’s pretty easy to pick out distinct shapes. It’s as if a room full of common household goods were suddenly tossed in a pile and entombed in khaki-colored string.

Savage Chair is similar to (but much more ambitious than) Oh’s previous work, the Jute Side Table [2], which consists of 12 manufactured plastic objects that are covered in jute string and formed into a functional side table. “The concept came from a desire to transform industrial, mass produced objects into new hand-made, high-value entities,” Oh told Co.Design [3]. “These discarded items represent industrial society, and a conflict arises when they’re wrapped in the natural fibers of jute.”

+ Jay Sae Jung Oh [4]

via Co.Design [3]

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[1] Image: http://inhabitat.com/jay-sae-jung-ohs-savage-chair-is-a-pile-of-discarded-plastic-objects-woven-together-with-string/savage-chair-2/

[2] Jute Side Table: http://www.saejungoh.com/index.php?/saejungoh/jute/

[3] Oh told Co.Design: http://www.fastcodesign.com/1670419/a-regal-but-wacky-throne-made-from-discarded-plastic-trash#4

[4] + Jay Sae Jung Oh: http://www.saejungoh.com/index.php?/

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