Coming from his own visual experience of blood, the chair designed by Hyun-Gi Kim was made from hundreds of tubes that circulate blood around it.
Aptly called ‘Red Series’, Kim’s furniture may provoke different emotions, just as blood does. For some it might be fear, revulsion, aversion, whereas for others it’s fascination and the admiration for the power of life and death. Either way, the concept of Korean designer’s chair assumes that the users experience the birth of life by sitting on it, with hundreds of vein-like pipes circulating the liquid. The “blood” circulation is felt continually when sitting down, just like in a human body. When a person sits down at one corner of the chair, the liquid rushes through the tubes into the adjoining seat. Kim says: “There is a metaphorical meaning in this work. There must be a lot of blood in order for this creature to live a life.”
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