Wood Stools Swirled in Paint

By Rich Christianson | Posted: 09/04/2013 1:09PM


Stylish furniture is only one of the products created by Metafaux Industrial Design Laboratory of Seoul, South Korea.

A wide variety of lighting, artful mirrors and a novel door stop that looks like a toothpaste container are some of the other creations of designer Juyoung Kim, a 2009 masters graduate of industrial deisgn from Central Saint Martins in London. 

To make these "swirl" or "marbelized" wood stools, Kim dipped the tables into a vat of paint dropped one at a time. On the MetaFaux Design website, Kim notes, "During the process, the arbitrary improvisation failed sometimes, so it reminded imperfection on the surface such as awful smudge, dirty stains, etc, However conversely, it also shows the beauty of randomness and imperfection."

click image to zoomJARI 02 plywood chair by MetaFaux DesignParts for the JARI 02 plywood chair were nested on a CNC router. Another example of Kim's handiwork is the JARI 02 plywood chair.


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Rich Christianson

Rich Christianson is Associate Publisher and Editor at Large of Woodworking Network. During his 25+ years covering the wood products industry, Rich has toured hundreds of manufacturing plants throughout North America, Europe and Asia. His reporting has covered everything from the state of the industry and impact of wood imports to technology and environmental issues. In his current capacity he is responsible for editing the daily Woodworking Network Update newsletter and coordinating events including the annual Cabinets & Closets Conference & Expo and Canada’s biennial Woodworking Machinery & Supply Expo. He can be contacted at rchristianson@woodworkingnetwork.com or follow him on Google+.

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