amber chair

amber chair/ jaeukjung

Layers of time are fossilized within the essence of amber… korean design Jaeuk Jung draws on the qualities of this natural resin as a solution in which to reflect and preserve the final moments of a decaying object. His ‘amber chair’ ‘fossilizes’ michael thonet’s classic ‘chair no. 14’, enclosing the antique piece of furniture and turning it into a contemporary design object. Thus a new chair is presented without removing the past completely, but conserving it.