Haiden Bench by Chung-Ah Kim

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DESIGN DETAILS
DESIGN NAME:
Haiden

PRIMARY FUNCTION:
Bench

INSPIRATION:
In the last years we have seen many architectural projects be put on hold due to the economic crisis. This standby mode has given me the opportunity to study and admire architectural skeletons we otherwise miss when arduous contractors are rushing to finish. Learning how vital the framework of a building inspired me to create a piece of furniture that embraced this essence. In addition to capturing the principles of architecture, my background in interior design and passion for practical and original art influenced a furniture piece with balance of geometric shapes while creating something versatile and poised.

UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
An original form constructed symbiotically from one side to the other, where the negative of one side results as the positive of the other and vice versa, all while confined to one specific angle. Its intricate mathematical organization resulted in a clean, modern and elegant design, warmed with the use of organic wood material on a solid industrial form. Suitable as an indoor bench when laid out horizontally, it is also capable to stand vertically as a shelving component or left alone as an art form in itself.

OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
Haiden, a versatile design for indoor spaces, is functioned to be used as bench seating and/or storage. An original form constructed symbiotically from one side to the other, where the negative of one side results as the positive of the other and vice versa, all while confined to one specific angle. Its intricate mathematical organization resulted in a clean, modern and elegant design, warmed with the use of organic wood material on a solid industrial form. Suitable as an indoor bench when laid out horizontally, it is also capable to stand vertically as a shelving component or left alone as an art form in itself. Its uniqueness of the skeletal system adds to its uniqueness because aesthetically, its design appears to be fragile but quickly reveals to its user of its forte.

PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
The project started in June, 2011 in San Francisco and Finished in September, 2011.

FITS BEST INTO CATEGORY:
Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design

PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
The project was carefully and considerately hand made using different types of electrical saws to cut and assembled by the dado joint system. Material: Walnut wood, glue, and natural wood stain.

SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
Width Top: 48"(1219) Bottom : 41.5"(1054) Depth: 13"(330) Height: 15"(381)

TAGS:
Furniture, Bench, Shelving Component, Decorative, and Architecture From in Design.

RESEARCH ABSTRACT:
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CHALLENGE:
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ADDED DATE:
2012-03-22 00:45:39

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IMAGE CREDITS:
Chung-Ah Kim, 2011.

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CLIENT/STUDIO/BRAND DETAILS
NAME:
Academy of Art University

PROFILE:
The Academy of Art University was established in San Francisco in 1929 by Richard S. Stephens.  It is one of the largest art and design schools in the United States.  "Haiden" was originally a school project made in a furniture construction class. The criteria for the project was to create a functional piece of furniture, with a uniquely inspired background.  My background in Interior Architecture and Design, combined with my passion for practical-original art is what inspired the creation of "Haiden."  "Haiden" is a balance of geometric shapes that holds an aesthetic look, yet a functional piece of furniture.  

NOMINATION DETAILS

Haiden Bench by Chung-Ah Kim is a Nominee in Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design Category.

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AWARD DETAILS

Haiden Bench by Chung-Ah Kim is Winner in Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design Category, 2011 - 2012.

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