Manga comics are deeply rooted in Japanese culture, since they can be traced back to Ukiyoe prints developed during the Edo period.
This installation of 50 manga chair is the result of adapting the strong symbolic nature of manga comics to furniture design.The 50 chairs are lned up in a grid, and each one hava e different story to tell and each with a design element from manga. The emotional symbols from manga, like “sweat” or “tears”, are formed so that a sense of story and character can be felt. For example, a “speech bubble” or “effect line” are added to visualize sound or action. With the abstraction of manga comics in mind, physical aspects such as colour and texture are intentionally avoided as much as possible. Instead, a complete mirror finish is opted for, which generates new spatial layers as the mirror surface reflects the real world, just like manga does.
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