Four Brothers Chairs
Four Brothers chairs by Korean-based designer Seungji Mun is a minimalist, innovative collection of chairs that consists of endless possibilities in a world of exceptional design. These chairs were made only by a single sheet of plywood. This is an incredibly eco-friendly design concept that should be implemented everywhere. All homes, buildings and offices will save an immense amount of money and reduce their harm over the environment if using these chairs.
We planned this project named ‘Four Brothers’. This means that we can make four intact chairs with no loss in one wooden plate.The size of wooden plate which can be bought in the market is 4*8(2400×1200). We made the new design so that all pieces of wooden plate can work for function of the chair. So, this design does not make wastage of material. We have made four designs and customers can select the design according to their taste and requirements. Furthermore, this design enables to make 4 chairs by using not only one design but also four designs.
This ‘Four Brothers’ can do the function of general chairs perfectly. It is not a simple design like the chair which does not include back of the chair such as a stool. So it is comfortable even though we use them for long time.
Likewise, Four Brothers is able to make mass production without waste of materials. Also, they could reduce labor cost by CNC (computer numerical control). This kind of simple work produces one chair so people can save their times, assets, and technologies. Therefore they can do mass production with the same amount of money. That’s why it is beneficial to communities and public institutions which do not pursue its own interests.
Our project is suitable for many places such as hall holding performance, lecture, and benches in park. We are sure that it is also good for cafe or bar because design in itself has difference to existing products.
‘Four Brothers’ is eco-friendly composed of material to working process and only use conventional techniques to realize this project. We do not need any special techniques. Lastly, we can obtain a lot of products through low capital.
Name: Four Brothers
Materials: sheet of plywood
Materials Combination: Wood, Eco/Recycled/Green
Colour: Natural Color
Furniture Designer: Seungji Mun
Text Description: © Courtesy of Seungji Mun
Images: © Seungji Mun