Despite Europe being considered a design hub, there is something special about East Asian countries and their designers. Whereas European designers tend to focus on the ornamental and aesthetic aspects of a project, East Asian designers bank on their ethos and functionality; keeping an object as minimal as possible.
A bunch of design students from South Korea’s Kookmin University trailed on the same minimalistic route while designing a bag chair. Focusing on bare essentials and simple textures, the bag chair is a prototype designed for comfortable seating. As evident from the name, it can be carried on the back and also poised on the ground to be used as furniture.
Kim Seungwoo, Kim Siwon, Kim Chanwoo, Yoon Jonghoon are the four names who completed the prototype and had us talking about it. The idea behind the project is simple: It is often difficult to find convenient seating when outside. The portable chairs available online are a viable option but weigh heavy. The quartet of designers then reached a solution to the problem and prototyped a bag chair that features nothing but plastic shrouded with fabric.
All one needs to do is inflate the chair through a small opening in its body and it’s instantly ready to house you. It’s a matter of great debate if the chair would be able to handle the body weight. But with not much information available in the public domain, I assume it should. I mean do we have any other option other than trusting the pictures?
Nevertheless, the bag chair is an effective piece of furniture that’ll let you secure your own space in an outdoor environment and have you enjoy a complete rest time.
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