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Salvage Chair
by Jay Sae Jung Oh

Salvage Chair by Jay Sae Jung Oh
Photo by Ian Allen

Jay Sae Jung Oh has designed the Salvage Chair, as part of the Salvage series.

Within the Salvage series, manufactured objects conspicuously transform into unexpected new forms, eliciting strong statements about the current cultural issue of abundant waste.

By collecting mundane, discarded objects and meticulously encasing them with cowhide leather cords, the piece communicates how conflicting elements can combine in unexpected ways spurring subtle messages of awareness of society's wasting culture.

"I hope that upon viewing the piece, people will reconsider the ordinary and find value in these products reborn," said designer Jay Sae Jung Oh. "Innovation, invention, and beauty can emerge from anywhere even from the most mundane, everyday objects that we put to waste."

This project has been longlisted in the furniture design category of Dezeen Awards 2023.

Studio: Jay Sae Jung Oh
Project: Salvage Chair
Credits: Salon 94 Design Gallery and Chatsworth House

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