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Hyunjin Son
Oberhauser & Schedler
Concrete
DESIGNER:
Hyunjin Son

MAKER:
Oberhauser & Schedler

MATERIAL:
Concrete
Hyunjin Son’s 672KG chair incorporates layered concrete plates into a final unified form, the overall mood of which is inspired by the architecture of the Werkraum, its building designed by Peter Zumthor. The plates are each 30mm thick and made from different shades of monochrome coloured concrete; each concrete plate consists of different aggregates such as sand, quartz, basalt and gravel, using Oberhauser & Schedler’s knowledge of pigments to achieve different colours, textures and surface in each plate. The piece generates visual and structural references to the geologies of the Bregenzerwald region, using the materiality of concrete to move beyond its often mundane uses and emphasise its atmospheric heaviness, conjuring memories of the mountainous landscape from which it is inspired, and created. The stratigraphic structure suggests the potential of concrete as a material for furniture making — whilst the final piece is very heavy, it can be disassembled and transported in pieces.