Furniture that looks like line drawings
by Jinil Park

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South Korean designer Jinil Park has created a range of furniture from intersecting wires that has the appearance of a two-dimensional sketch.

Drawing Furniture series by Jinil Park

Made from steel wire, Park's Drawing Series comprises four pieces, including two chairs, two lamps and a table, which give the impression of roughly drawn sketches.

Drawing Furniture series by Jinil Park

"The key point of my work is the moments where the line is distorted," said Jinil Park. "They express the designer’s feeling, status, and emotion."

Drawing Furniture series by Jinil Park

Park began by sketching furniture with intersecting lines and selected her favourites to recreate in three dimensions according to how feasible they would be as structures.

The designer hammered wires of different thicknesses to distort the lines in order to recreate variations in the lines drawn with a pen. Park then intersected the wires and welded them together until a strong enough structure was achieved.

Drawing Furniture series by Jinil Park

"Instinctively, I created the conjunction of these thin wires that eventually hold the human weight while a single wire cannot," explained Park.

Drawing Furniture series by Jinil Park

The Drawing Series was exhibited at the Gwangju Design Biennale in South Korea from September to November 2013.

Here is some more information from the designer:


The concept for my project is the drawing, as you can see the concept for the project is very simple and it is furniture brought out from the drawing. The brainstorming of the project was actually by accident. I was thinking of making a new project by comfortably drawing lines and I found and realised fun and inquiring moments about the strokes that I drew on a paper. I personally thought that the outcome of those strokes can bring very interesting object.

Drawing Furniture series by Jinil Park

The key point of my work is the moments where the line is distorted. They express the designer’s feeling, status, and emotion. In the matter of design, the line plays a very basic but also crucial role because it is an element that generates a standard point for both the beginning and the end of any work piece.

Drawing Furniture series by Jinil Park

From the sketches of the furniture, originated from the line drawing, I picked the ones that I like the most and also the ones that I can make the solid object out of it. And to achieve that solid object, I used different wires that have different thicknesses by hammering on different faces of the wires with irregular strength. Therefore, I could demonstrate the wires as if it came out from the line drawing. And this process took the most of time to create this piece.

Collections of the wires that are created by this process are welded when they are combined and intersected together. Instinctively I created the conjunction of these thin wires that eventually holds the human weight while a single wire cannot. By this, I could materialise the 2D drawing to 3D generously.

  • Paramount Interiors

    Love the look of these chairs. They actually look like drawings untill you look at the closer images. I don’t really think they’ll be comfortable to sit on though.

  • Thomas H Wood

    I hope you’re considering selling these and/or making more?

  • Patricia Cohen

    I love it. Very inspiring concept. Challenging statement in between art and design. Density of the line looks comfortable enough. Can’t wait to see more work.

  • Rempire

    WOW! Supercool! Where can I buy it?

  • dick_c

    Wonderful! This is one of those “why didn’t I think of that” ideas.

  • bazza

    I want it!

  • jt

    I’d love to see the sketches of this furniture.

  • Jennifer Engelken

    How would I clean these – just vacuum? I know, but I’m being practical.

  • dalai guevara

    Very neat and carefully detailed concept furniture.
    Would not mind seeing more.

    • Concerned Citizen

      Ummm, no. Not very carefully detailed. More haphazard than anything. Do you believe it’s possible to sit in the chair without catching your clothes or skin on a wire?

  • Daniel
  • http://www.twitter.com/minimalta Rhyme or Reason

    Oh dear, that’s ruined my angora jumper!

  • Laura

    It reminds me of Smarty Arty from Zzzap! where he could draw on the wall and pull it out. I would have loved this as a child.