The compact lifestyle, of high-density living in Seoul has caused designer, Seung Yong Song to rethink traditional pieces of furniture and their uses. Song has redesigned the chair to take advantage of it’s form and maximise it’s functionality. The chairs can double as ladders, drying racks and bookcases.
Song writes, “I am looking in every nook and cranny of the room to find hidden spaces. Under the table, beneath the bed, above the wardrobe … All the space in the room is completely full of odds and ends. There’s no other choice. And I start building my object like the city’s tallest building seen from the window in the room.”
Song studied at the Ecole Superieure d’Art et de Design de Reims in France. These pieces of work are part of a movement in interior and industrial design that embraces small living, which just so happens to be a big thing right now.