A chair that folds? Not new. A chair that folds and can be hung on a wall as a conversation starter? That’s fairly novel.
Designer Jongha Choi created the De-dimension From 2D to 3D collection of colorful stools and tables. When not in use, the furniture can easily be folded flat and displayed as art.
Choi drew inspiration for the project from thinking about mankind’s fascination and history with 2D images.
“In our current situation, in which modern society experiences the image, in relation to advertising, image circulation, and the Internet, why do we not question an image's confinement to a flat surface?” Choi wrote on his website. “Why don’t we try to get more stereoscopic and attempt for direct experience with the image? My question started with this point, and I tried several experiments in order to realize this idea from a personal point of view.”
It’s unclear if Choi will begin increasing production or start selling his furniture. Considering that one of his recent creations is the elaborate but impractical Cigarette Chair, the line is probably just an artistic concept.
But who knows. People in micro apartments could use a eye-catching, space-saving coffee table.