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Construction Reimagines Ordinary Site Components as Furniture

02.01.22 | By
Construction Reimagines Ordinary Site Components as Furniture

The Construction furniture series, designed by Beomseok Chae, reminds us that architecture and construction are related, but far from the same. The components of construction are designs in and of themselves, but because they’re so familiar to us they’re easily passed by. Construction is a “microscopic observation of architecture” inspired by the technology and structures behind the construction process, not the completed building.

Scaffolding and steel beams are the keystone elements of each skeletal design – perhaps the most basic pieces, but worth another look through a different lens. Construction does just that with the collection’s Beam Stool, Scaffolding Bench, Double-Layered Polycarbonate Chair, and Double-Layered Polycarbonate Stand Shelf. So many possibilities exist when you step away from ordinary perceptions.

blue polycarbonate chair and shelves

blue polycarbonate bench

Scaffolding Bench

blue polycarbonate bench

Scaffolding Bench

blue polycarbonate chair

Double-layered Polycarbonate Chair

blue polycarbonate shelves

Double-layered Polycarbonate Stand Shelf

black polycarbonate stool

Double-layered Polycarbonate Stand Shelf

polycarbonate furniture collection

detail of polycarbonate furniture joint

sketch of polycarbonate bench

Scaffolding Bench

form of polycarbonate bench

Scaffolding Bench

sketch of polycarbonate stool

Double-layered Polycarbonate Stool

sketch of joint

To learn more about the CONSTRUCTION furniture series, visit instagram.com/beomseok_chae.

Kelly Beall is senior editor at Design Milk. The Pittsburgh-based graphic designer and writer has had a deep love of art and design for as long as she can remember, and enjoys sharing her finds with others. When undistracted by great art and design, she can be found making a mess in the kitchen, consuming as much information as possible, or on the couch with her three pets. Find her @designcrush on social.