Mono from Jeong Greem are tangible seatable scribbles

With her furniture series Mono, the Korean designer Jeong Greem has lost the canonical concept of “chairs” and “tables”, giving them a new three-dimensional scribble-like design.

Less is more. A small and simple mantra, a heritage of the renowned architect L. Mies van der Rohe, which, despite the passing time, is a still widespread and adopted concept by designers.

The Seoul-based designer, Jeong Greem, applied this rule in her last furniture collection, Mono: a series of simple, single-line drawings turned into rope-like tables, chairs, benches and lamps.

 Jeong Greem designed an entire furniture collection made of colorful silicone foam tubes - a material typically used in construction
Jeong Greem designed the entire furniture collection with silicone foam tubes

With the aim to give new life to ordinary and everyday materials, the designer created each piece using silicone foam tubes – a material typically used in construction – that have been bent into twisting and rhythmic lines. Greem found the properties of this material particularly interesting, as it is smooth to touch and flexible to work with, but at the same time, durable, waterproof and not affected by external shocks.

Mono, designed by Jeong Greem, is a series of simple and colorful  furniture, such as tables, chairs, lamps and benches
Mono, designed by Jeong Greem, is a series of simple and colorful furniture

The designer used bold colors and unusual forms to animate and liven up seemingly common and boring materials, such as silicone foam tubes. Moreover, Greem experimented with covering the tubes in different ways, including velvet, steel, and fur.

 Jeong Greem is experimenting  with different coating materials, such as velvet, steel and fur
Jeong Greem is experimenting with different coating materials like velvet, steel, and fur

Since the furniture is designed from different configurations of the same single line, Mono collection has endless possibilities and variations in design and sizes. Jeong Greem‘s creations break down the canonical concept of furniture, resembling sculptural pieces or installations.

Jeong Greem's collection has endless possibilities as regards variations in design and sizes.
Mono, designed by Jeong Greem, breaks down the canonical concept of furniture
Mono, designed by Jeong Greem, is a series of sculptural pieces of furniture

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