Tail Chair Chair by In-hwan Hwang

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DESIGN DETAILS
DESIGN NAME:
Tail Chair

PRIMARY FUNCTION:
Chair

INSPIRATION:
Tail chair is motivated from waves and whale tail above water surface. This motif was developed into simple form that two different materials are assembled. Each part consists of thin and wide surfaces to give understated look and feel the material feature. The drawbacks of steel and wood chairs were concurrently searched. Considering these factors, the unique structure was designed and its functionality was verified with actual model tests.

UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
To be out of typical structure of wood and steel chairs, simple structure was designed for visual esthetics and functional advantages within keeping the basic functions of chair. Therefore, tests had proceeded for optimizing its functionality in the new structure. Due to its unique form, it was able to save time for producing, to save spaces with stackable design and to be customized with various materials and colors. Easy assembly by users is feasible through user-friendly design.

OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
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PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
The project started in January 2013 in Seoul and finished in July 2014 in Seoul. It is not exposed to the public yet.

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

PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
Birch plywood(High-frequency bending), Stainless steel(Bronze-coated for option), Leather

SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
470mm(W)X430mm(D)X700mm

TAGS:
Tail, Seperable, Stackable, Customization, Fast manufacturing

RESEARCH ABSTRACT:
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CHALLENGE:
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ADDED DATE:
2014-02-16 21:46:55

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IMAGE CREDITS:
In-hwan Hwang, 2013.

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CLIENT/STUDIO/BRAND DETAILS
NAME:
Tail Yard

PROFILE:
Tail yard design shows its features, related to nature, especially ocean. Wave images, whale tails, ships, sea organism, and etc. all things from ocean influence its design. Its design which starts from the motif become various with modular design and multiple matrial applications, taking advantages of its characteristics such as leather, metal, and wood. Its design is receiving good reputations from the exhibitions due to it's distinctive design.

NOMINATION DETAILS

Tail Chair Chair by in-Hwan Hwang is a Nominee in Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design Category.

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AWARD DETAILS

Tail Chair Chair by in-Hwan Hwang is Winner in Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design Category, 2013 - 2014.



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