This month, The Future Perfect will present a new exhibition by Seoul based artist Seungjin Yang and NYC based Bower Studios. Yang’s “Blowing Series,” features blown balloons which are coated with epoxy resin and transformed into furniture that can support weight, including chairs, benches, and stools.
Yang was attracted to the idea of transforming fragile balloons into solid sculptures through his own interpretations. His inspiration recalls childhood memories, yet his process incorporates industrial furniture making. “I tried to turn a simple making process based on my personal childhood memories into an industrial fabrication furniture-making process,” as told to Dezeen.
The multi-step process begins with blowing up balloons into the desired shape and size and then affixing them to form furniture. Epoxy resin is then poured over the pieces, and repeated a total of eight times, in order to create a durable and rigid structure that is able to support the weight. The process takes a week to complete a single stool. Once complete, the resin takes on a glossy surface resembling glass. Yang recently told Dezeen, “I was fascinated by a form that is changed into a transparent and clear surface like glass when I set epoxy resin on balloons.”
The Blowing Series is on view now through June 9 by appointment only at Casa Perfect Los Angeles.
These vibrant, multi-hued pieces are on our minds as ASPIRE gears up for for our color themed Summer 2019 issue. Stay tuned for more colorful design projects and products, coming soon!
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