Haiden (Bench) by Chung-Ah Kim
2011 - 2012, Golden A' Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design Award Winner
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.
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.
Design Challenges
Chung-Ah Kim did not encounter any design challenges while designing the award winning Haiden Bench.
Production 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.
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