Almost anthropomorphic in their oversized limb-like silhouettes, designer Yeon Jin-Yeong’s ‘Padded Chairs’ are a testament to what can be done with the discarded wares of yesterday’s fashions. Created from old puffer jackets sewn around blocky frames, the small collection consists of two sculptural pieces – an armchair and a dining chair – whose thick legs and gloved cocoon seats take on a vague human element. Available in grey and black, the chairs use the waste garments from the designer’s own label, Shirter, in creating the sustainable furniture.
Keen to keep the idea of regeneration and reconstruction front and center, Jin-Yeong uses the jackets’ seams to outline the contour of the frame below the padding, while placing odd pockets in random places on the chairs as a reminder of the material’s former use. Sculptural and functional, the Padded Chairs are a sustainable piece of art furniture for the modern home. We’re, ahem, ‘down’ for them. Visit the designer on Instagram.
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