Korean industrial designer Seung-Yong Song created surprising multifunctional furniture, taking the simplest objects, such as a chair and accommodating a variety of additional uses. See a couple of his projects below, you’ll be surprised by what he came up with…
I have memories that I made a den somewhere in my house as a child- Under the table, in the wardrobe, and in the attic- I created my own base and felt relieved as if I avoided enemies that were actually non-existent. My own secret space at the moment which was comfortable and protected, better than a huge mansion, the coziness of the space like a bird’s nest isn’t what we dream basically?
I climb on a chair. I put books on a ladder. If things are freed from their own unique functions, we might agonize over how to use this objects.
Lightness and heaviness, lines and lumps, smoothness and roughness, coldness and warmth… All materials and forms balance through the course of
colliding and confronting within one volume.
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 objet like the city’s tallest building seen from the window in the room.
There was no fence or gate where I used to live before. Opening the doors, the cottage became one altogether with the yard, streams and nature. That cottage of the time is gone, but good memories from that place create another illusion.
The same type of two objects may face each other, stand side by side, or stand alone. By opening and closing the door, space is connected or divided. Even within an extensive space, It is possible to create a cozy space of own.
As the dogs in a pet shop’s window meet their owner, they finally have their own name and reborn as a meaningful existence. Boksh, in accordance with the user, may be an illumination, a table, a shelf, or could also be something else.
The unique name of things limit the range of product’s shape and function, but above all, the fact that there exists stereotyped function in accordance with each unique name suppresses my imagination. I am not willing to deny or destroy the identity based on the stereotype, but I only reinterpret the uses I need in my own design language.