Donghoon Sohn enhances the beauty of imprecision

Chairs, benches and small tables created by the Seoul-based designer who, inspired by the club sandwich, explores new formal and material possibilities from pressed sheets of recycled plastic.

BSP series is a project that goes in the circular design direction: it is an exploration of new production models and reinterpretation of waste materials. Behind that, the South Korean designer Donghoon Sohn, who has handcrafted a series of furnishings from recycled plastic sheets pressed together. The interesting aspect is that the glue used to hold the pieces of chairs, tables and benches together is nicely poured over the surface of the sheets, like a sandwich. An intentional mistake that actually attracts attention. Donghoon Sohn drew inspiration from the traditional American BLT club sandwich, bacon, lettuce and tomato to design this collection of sculptural monoliths.

In terms of colour, BSP Series, an acronym for by product, solvent, plastic, remains fairly basic and clean. The white slabs are held together by adhesive material produced from ABS (acrylonitrile butadiene styrene) plastic waste resulting from the prototyping processes in CNC machining and 3D printing. The adhesive leaks out of the joints like melted cheese on steaming toast, ranging from yellow to blue, red and white to green, blue and black. “I will continue to study the properties of these materials with their aesthetic characteristics, combined with the design process,” said Donghoon Sohn.

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