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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,gallery,Recycled Materials | No Comments
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 , 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 . “These discarded items represent industrial society, and a conflict arises when they’re wrapped in the natural fibers of jute.”
via Co.Design 
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URLs in this post:
 Jay Sae Jung Oh: http://www.saejungoh.com/
 Savage Chair: http://www.saejungoh.com/index.php?/product-design/savage-chair/
 Image: http://inhabitat.com/jay-sae-jung-ohs-savage-chair-is-a-pile-of-discarded-plastic-objects-woven-together-with-string/savage-chair-2/
 Jute Side Table: http://www.saejungoh.com/index.php?/saejungoh/jute/
 Oh told Co.Design: http://www.fastcodesign.com/1670419/a-regal-but-wacky-throne-made-from-discarded-plastic-trash#4
 + Jay Sae Jung Oh: http://www.saejungoh.com/index.php?/
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