South Korean studio Kuo Duo has unveiled the Kerf Plastic recycled plastic furniture collection, in which designers explore a new approach to design. Using a material similar to bent plywood, the designers created a flexible chair and armchair that are assembled like a construction set – without heating or gluing the parts.
Items from the line were presented for the first time in Milan at the Re exhibition; Collective hosted by the Korean brand Re; code, and should also appear in the brand’s flagship boutique. The designers were faced with the task of demonstrating new possibilities for creating three-dimensional objects using a universal material. After a series of experimental tests, they discovered the similarities between sheets of plastic and plywood and adapted the techniques to create vibrant pieces of furniture without chemical or heat exposure. Chairs and armchairs with abstract prints are assembled due to the slots and the flexibility of the material itself.