May 04, 2019 10:38 PM EDT
Small homes or micro homes are becoming increasingly popular in every corner of the world. With this minimalist home designs, comes a whole line of new furniture design that is made specifically for this type of spaces. This trend in interior design is preferred by many flat owners mainly because real property costs much more for bigger spaces.
Over the years furniture design has shifted from the most extravagant and heavily ornate items to those bare and minimal design units that have more than one function. For example, a chair could also serve storage or a table can function as a mirror when it is not being used as a table.
Jongha Choi, a South Korean designer, came up with a collection of space saving and collapsible furniture that can be stored as a flat object. The interesting part is that when the furniture is collapsed, it is transformed into a flat two-dimensional representation of the furniture unit.
He called his collection "De-Dimension." The line of furniture design is comprised of a stool and a table, both made of aluminum. When the pieces of furniture are collapsed into its two-dimensional representation, it can easily be stored or hung on the wall.
The furniture fits perfectly in micro homes as it is space efficient. However, what Choi had in mind was a little different from this function. The designer actually had a different focus. Choi wanted to achieve an illusion of perspective with De-Dimension collection.
Choi explained further that he wanted to create the experience of a two-dimensional image in a three-dimensional space. His design for a stool and a table has blurred the lines between the dimensions.
When unfolding the piece of furniture, the user is able to witness firsthand how a two-dimensional image is turned into a three-dimensional product, much like an initial design sketch turned into a final finished product.
During the design process, Choi began to develop the mechanism that would allow for collapsible furniture.
He started with sketching the isomeric form of the furniture on paper. He then cut out and transformed His initial sketch into paper models. Later, his paper models became plastic models. Finally, the models were manufactured in aluminum material.
To use the product, the users will simply open up the collapsed unit by pulling two opposite corners and until the locking Mechanism snaps into place.
Collapsing the piece of furniture is done by unlocking the latches and letting it slide, folding onto itself.
In its collapsed form, a recommended storage is by hanging as it looks like a flat picture and is light-weight as well.
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