Jungmo Yang Designs the Gyeol Chair Out of Birch Plywood

12.04.18 | By
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Seoul-based designer Jungmo Yang partnered with South Korean furniture brand Manufakum on an everyday chair that can be used in any home. Named after the Korean word meaning texture, the Gyeol chair combines a beechwood frame with birch plywood for a beautifully minimalist chair that embraces the plywood’s natural texture.

The beechwood frame provides stability while the super thin birch plywood naturally bends to provide the necessary curves of the seat and backrest for both comfort and visual appeal.

Caroline Williamson is Editorial Director of Design Milk. She has a BFA in photography from SCAD and can usually be found searching for vintage wares, doing New York Times crossword puzzles in pen, or reworking playlists on Spotify.