abstraction chair

This is not a chair, it is a masterpiece, a work of art that can also be used to sit. Korean designer WoongKi Ryu based the elements of this chair on the motifs and colors of paintings by Russian artist Wassily Kandinsky.

The chair is mainly inspired by Kandinsky’s painting Composition VIII, which features graphic shapes and colorful accents. The designer wanted to highlight the emotion and meaning of the chair that could only be expressed abstractly, and to emulate the way Kandinsky used abstraction in his paintings.

Kandinsky rejected the realistic form and expressed color and form derived from his emotion. Inspired by these expressive motifs, the chair’s physical properties were represented by abstract ideas inherent to its form rather than its objective function.

The abstraction chair has a wooden seat with a backrest made of colorful, spreading shapes. The designer used hard maple wood to craft the semi-circular seat, while the backrest elements are made from powder-coated metal. An armrest-style ledge is topped with a solid wooden sphere, and the neck support is made from a wooden disc. Three CNC-cut legs each have a different shape: one is in the shape of a frame, one is made from a circular bar, and a third is a solid block set at an angle.

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