Woocheol Shin mimics a whale’s tail to create a plywood chair

Source: Vietnam Sourcing News

Graduate designer Woocheol Shin has designed the curved-plywood and stainless steel Whale Chair knowledgeable by the form and clean contours of the animal.

Shin constructed the Whale Chair utilizing a mixture of bent plywood and chrome steel to imitate the attribute options of a whale’s tail are outlined via the graceful curves of the backrest.

“I intention to create emotional merchandise,” Hongik University graduate Shin defined. “[I took] a motif from nature and tried to soften it in a rational and aesthetic approach throughout the class of furnishings.”

Chair with powder coated legs
Easy contours replicate the form of a whale

Stained with Sumi ink, an east Asian ink usually used for calligraphy and brush portray, the heavy grain beech plywood was used to bolster the whale motif and mimic the feel of whale pores and skin.

“The mix of wooden and metallic creates a heat feeling whereas creating a relaxed and complicated ambiance,” Shin instructed Dezeen.

Sumi ink stained wood on fin shaped back rest
Ink stained wooden exposes the grain of the beech

To attain the whale-like silhouette, the chair’s wood parts are divided into three particular person items. The fin backrest is break up in two and held collectively by metal piping, whereas the seat is designed to comfortably encompass its consumer.

“The backrest and seat plate, impressed by the form of a whale, are visually comfy with their attribute clean curves and comfortably encompass the seated particular person by way of use,” Shin mentioned.

“A mixture of wooden and metallic creates a heat feeling whereas creating a relaxed and complicated ambiance.”

Stainless steel hardware on chair
Polished metal piping helps the bent ply

Designed with simplicity in thoughts, Shin created two iterations of the chair – one with polished metal legs and the opposite completed with a black powder coating.

Each have been meant to harmonise with the nice and cozy properties of the beech backrest.

“The form of the legs is designed in a easy and rational construction to harmonise with the conceptual feeling of the backrest and seat,” defined the designer.

View of chair from below showing hardware
Polished piping contrasts in opposition to ink-stained wooden

Different nature-inspired furnishings contains Swedish studio Front’s collaboration with Moroso to create mossy-rock formations, and Erez Nevi Pana’s designs made from salt and soil.

Final week, Baca Architects revealed its design for a marine observatory called the Australian Underwater Discovery Centre that will mimic a whale surfacing from the sea.