Jinyeong Yeon recently launched a new collection called the Padded Chair Series based on his previously designed chairs. As a designer, Yeon aims to explore how the value between materials can be restored and rediscovered through design. For this reason, he created this collection from discarded upholstery prototypes, products with minor defects such as a defective zipper and products that were sold out after the end of the season. With this collection he hopes to give upholstery a new function as a playful piece of furniture with pockets and inconsistent patterns.
Upholstery is directly related to the environment as it is used in fashion, the second largest polluter in the world. Yeon believes the use of the material contributes to many environmental problems. He hopes to create a dialogue about the sustainability factor of upholstery, starting with the Padded Chair Series.
To learn more about Jinyeong Yeon’s Padded Chair series, visit instagram.com/hang_jin_.