‘Mobi’ Modular Piece
Chicago-based designer Sung Jang recently presented his ‘Mobi’ Modular Piece at Chamber gallery, New York, for ‘This Is Not A Duet’ exhibition made earlier in May 2015. The works include a room-sized installation, inspired by the generic form of a house, and a series of furniture objects, such as a long bench, a table and a suspended object – all realized with a modular tripod piece, entitled Mobi, inspired by the buttresses of European cathedrals.
Mobi is the result of the artist’s previous research on the harmonious balance between clear structural functionality and architectural expression – or “Elegance and Extravagance”, as he refers to the two elements. A 3D printer was used to complete a prototype of the module in order to test its stability and strength. This was later sent to a Chinese factory which produced injection-molded plastic versions in polypropylene.
Thousands of Mobi modules were used for the Chamber series. As the name of the exhibition paradoxically suggests, Sung Jang’s art works were complemented by ‘Adult Game’, a series of phallic objects made from stone and wood realized by Spanish designer Gala Fernandez Montero.
By: Ana Cosma
Edited by: Zeynab Matar