Patched Chair by Soojin Kang

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Patch by Soojin Kang

South Korean designer Soojin Kang has covered a range of second hand chairs in a patchwork of fabric.

Patch by Soojin Kang

Called Patched Chair, the square version will be on show at Mint shop in London this September.

Patch by Soojin Kang

Photographs are by Ania Wawrzkowicz.

Patch by Soojin Kang

Here's some more information from Soojin Kang:


Today's mass-production and the disposable fashion are deeply problematic. Current fast changing trends and low price that promote consumers to buy more than they need has pushed people to easily throw away their objects. I am fighting against this epidemic with needls and threads.

Patch by Soojin Kang

Dressed Chairs are inspired by traditional crafts and antique raw materials, hand made by me; Obviously, the scarcity of the antique funitures used requries the total number of editions produced each piece is exteamly limited. Each piece is therefore entirely unique. Dressed Chair challeges a new aesthetic statement and it crosses the boundaries of art and design.

Patch by Soojin Kang

I believe that the lack of consciousness with which people easily throw their objects away will increase in the future even more. It is important now therefore that we need to consider our basic needs and what we already possess, and to use these materials wisely and beautifully.

Patch by Soojin Kang

Using craft techniques and a combination of antique and raw materials is the logical means by which I work through these issues. The craft traditions convey a considered thought process and have always recognized the value in reusing and repurposing.


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Philippe Bestenheider
Patchwork by
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Myth and Material by
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