Ji-In Kim: Tweet Outdoor StoolPosted: May 21, 2012
Seen at ICFF in NY, Ji-In Kim’s Tweet Outdoor Stool combines function, symbolic iconography and poetic concept to create this unique and modern seating collection for outdoor use. Playing with shadow, the bird’s graphic silhouette is captured inside this cage-like stool, freed only when the user engages and sits upon the stool, letting the bird fly away. Tweet unites a lovely theme with appropriately modern materials, form and line work creating a truly endearing design.
From Ji-In Kim: Tweet is an outdoor stool that was designed to free the soul of a bird. As people enjoy their time outside in nature, this stool helps you to rest and relax from their busy, urban life. Tweet comes from the sound of a bird, has the form of a chair like a bird cage with the material of a welded metal. A hole is carved on the center surface on the stool in a bird shape, which creates a shadow underneath the stool of that same shape. As people sit on the stool, the bird disappears from the cage. This bird shadow is a metaphor of a freedom given to a human being from their daily lives in a certain routine.
Ji-In Kim: website