One of our FaceBook fans suggested after the previous post:
and why not try to influence some female designers to photograph their prototypes with lightly-dressed sexy men on them ?
Here is an answer. A female designer from South Korea, who graduated from the Dutch Design Academy in Eindhoven has worked it out for us all with her Mr. Chair: It simply doesn’t need a model having a six pack from itself:-). However with model it does catch eyes as well:
However, one has to see the front of the chair first before understanding this photo….
Designer : Soojin Hyun (Design Mong Studio), Sangho Park(VIN & Co.)
Photographer : Mina Hwang
Model : Misun Lee
During our research of chairs, we found that armchairs and men have a lot in common, Men have arms, skin, and muscles and comparatively, armchairs have arms, leather and cushion. Mr. Chair shows the commonalities with a dignified wit.
** we have a plan to show different colors of Mr. Chair, such as human skin has different colors.
Size : 884 x 872 x 1077mm
Material : Cowhide, Metal
via Design Mong Studio.
With a male model it certainly works better:
Via Vin and Mong‘s Facebook series from Milan 2011.
Now I’m daring the (male) Facebook fan to come up with a classy photo of himself on his own chair:-)
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