There is always something special about sneaking off to a hidden place. Whether yours is in a small, quiet room, a cozy chair in the corner, or just your dark bedroom at night, everyone needs a place where they can feel safe and enjoy being alone. Object O from designer Seung Yong Song could be that quiet, private hiding place.
The unique object is a chair with a lamp and shade attached. But the unusual aspect of the lamp is that the shade is enormous – large enough to cover not only the light inside, but the person sitting in the chair as well. The bulbous shade is made of paper just like traditional Korean lampshades, but it brings to mind those large hair dryers at hair salons. Isolation chambers may not be a normal feature in most public places, but with strange chair designs like this, maybe they could be.
When you want to greet the world, you can leave the shade rolled up. But when you need to be alone with your thoughts, the shade comes down to cover your entire head and much of your upper body. The designer says that this feeling of voluntary isolation in a small hiding spot is better than running through the halls of the biggest mansion, and we happen to agree.
“Currently showed at the Arts Décoratifs museum in Paris for the « KOREA NOW » exhibition, Hanji Korean paper and white birch tree armchair is an exclusive piece. Only 2 models have been released only and selling in Compagnie Française de l’Orient et de la Chine.”
“Seung-Yong Song’s reflection has always been oriented toward communication between object and people mixing traditional material and modern shapes. The Object-O armchair is designed like a secret hiding places that is remembering childhood feelings. Seung-Yong Song : ‘A comfortable and cosy spot as a bird nest. Is it deeply what we are looking for ? Isn’ it ?'”