The Future Perfect is pleased to present an exhibition by Seoul-based designer Seungjin Yang at Casa Perfect Los Angeles, opening May 9th during Legends Art Fair.
Seungjiin Yang is best known for his “Blowing Series,” in which blown balloons are coated with epoxy resin and shaped as furniture, such as chairs, benches, and stools. Yang was attracted to the idea of transforming fragile balloons into solid sculptures through his own interpretations. His inspiration recalls childhood memories, yet his process incorporates industrial furniture making. “I tried to turn a simple making process based on my personal childhood memories into an industrial fabrication furniture-making process,” as told to Dezeen.
The multi-step process begins with blowing up balloons into the desired shape and size, and then affixing them to form furniture, including chairs, benches, and stools. Epoxy resin is then poured over the pieces, and repeated a total of eight times, in order to create a durable and rigid structure that is able to support the weight. The process takes a week to complete a single stool. Once complete, the resin takes on a glossy surface resembling glass. Yang recently told Dezeen, “I was fascinated by a form that is changed into a transparent and clear surface like glass when I set epoxy resin on balloons.