Savage Chair by Jay Sae Jung Oh


Savage Chair

About the Savage Chair by Jay Sae Jung Oh

Jay Sae Jung Oh ‘s site is another Indexhibit site.

Manufactured objects conspicuously transform into unexpected new forms, making a strong statement about our current cultural condition of abundance. Sharp attention is focused on reconsideration of the ordinary. In this project, I started to collect discarded plastic objects, assembled them together, and wrapped them with a natural material. The transformation occurs in the amalgamated form and the concealment of this form. Innovation, invention, and beauty can emerge from anywhere, even the most familiar, ordinary and everyday.

About Jay Sae Jung Oh

Jay Sae Jung Oh was born and raised in Seoul, South Korea. Educated in the arts of sculpture, she pursued her bachelors and masters degree at Kookmin University. While completing her studies, she worked as a teaching assistant and a professional artist which enabled her to be chosen by Societe Genrale Corporate Investment Bank as one of Korea’s best rising artists. While practicing in the fine arts field, she noticed the importance of design and how it communicates to people in a much more familiar manner. From then on she was challenged and compelled to join the 3d Department at Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, MI, which provided her with a culminating experience which in essence provided her with the flexibility to intertwine both art and design. At the completion of her second Master’s degree, she acquired awards from Design Quest, Cranbrook Art Museum, and nominated as top in the 3d Department for Mercedes-Benz Financial Services Emerging Artist Award.

Ms. Oh is currently working for NYC based, italian designer, Gaetano Pesce, with whom she has gained experience in creating and influencing Mr. Pesce’s products and installations. Her prior work has been received publicly at numerous exhibitions including the Daimler Chrysler Headquarters, Lotte Hotel, Hyundai Department Store, as well as earning a permanent space at the Cranbrook Art Museum collection and Kookmin University

There’s no ‘I’ in Bamboo by Tom Higgs

There's no 'I' in Bamboo by Tom Higgs

There’s no ‘I’ in Bamboo

By Tom Higgs.

Materials experiment that developed into a new construction technique in bamboo. Strips of bamboo (the largest machinable section from raw bamboo) are channeled and glued into I-beams these can then be cut and glued or riveted together to make strong, lightweight furniture structures.

For all its environmental benefits, bamboo’s only apparent weakness it would seem is the limit of the materials dimensions when machined. Because of bamboo’s hollow structure only thin strips can be cut from the poles. This project proposes to use these strips in a different way.

Bamboo is currently made into panels and blocks by butt-jointing and laminating rectangular bamboo strips together. Instead, by using these strips to create I-beams, rigid lightweight structures suitable for furniture can be achieved. This chair requires no expensive tooling, just a few basic jigs with processes minimized by repeating angles throughout the structure. This chair is strong, lightweight, sustainable and promotes the use of bamboo in new ways.

Lui5 Highback Chairs by Phillippe Bestenheider – Indexhibit (08)


Lui5 Highback Chairs by Phillippe Bestenheider – Indexhibit (08)

It started as a question on our FB page. I run the photo through Google Image Search and found Taylor Llorente Furniture and on the basis of the photo there a further search unveiled the Indexhibit based site of Swiss designer Philippe Bestenheider who designed the Lui collection for Fratelli Boffi in 2009.

Rocking Cradle by Martin Price – Indexhibit (07)



The Rocking Cradle by Martin Price is a clever one: When it is out of commission you’ll retain 2 rocking chairs!
Photos by Cemal Okten
Via Inhabitots.

Airplane Seat by Warren MacArthur – Indexhibit (06)


Vintage Airplane Seat by Warren McArthur
Found this vintage Airplane Seat by Warren MacArthur at Factory 20, another indexhibit find.