seungjin yang designs blowing chairs made from party balloons

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seoul-based designer seungjin yang has created a collection of seating objects called ‘blowing series’ where he coated balloons with epoxy resin.

the motivation behind the set was that yang wanted to transfer his childhood memories into the fabrication process of industrial furniture making. he first starts by blowing the balloons into the shapes and sizes needed and then fixes them into the desired chair form.

when he reaches the ideal and stable configuration, he pours epoxy resin all over it, repeating this process eight different times. this gives the balloons a durable and rigid structure which serves for seating. after this process, the balloons are transformed into fine and brightly colored glass with a glossy finishing.

seungjin yang designs blowing chairs made from party balloons
 

the collection is made of chairs, benches and stools

 

balloon, epoxy resin, 56x49x65cm

 

the epoxy resin gives the chairs a bright and glossy finish

 

the designer wanted to transfer his childhood memories into the design process

 

a balloon made into a spiral serves as the seating base