You’ve probably seen it but you might not know what it’s called unless you’re in the construction industry. Galvanized angle steel is a building material most commonly used for structural support or reinforcement, and not a material typically associated with the furniture world. Seoul-based designer Jinyeong Yeon has looked at the raw material and seen beautiful opportunities beyond its intended use and developed the Galvanized Angle series.
The Galvanized Angle series consists of chairs and lighting that are all made of steel and now have a dazzling quality thanks to zinc oxide. Jinyeong left out nuts and bolts and welded each piece of galvanized angle together to form a zigzag pattern that enhanced the shapes and angles of the chairs and lamps. Between the wavy, perforated surfaces and the shifts in color, the resulting shapes feel like sculptural works of art.