Art & Design: Nonsystem by Su Jung-Cheng
By Gemma Riberti

Nonsystem by Su Jung-Cheng is a furniture collection inspired by the resourcefulness of homeless people.

Nov 26, 2012


Nonsystem by Su Jung-Cheng is a furniture collection inspired by the resourcefulness of homeless people.

A graduate of ECAL School of Art and Design in Switzerland, Cheng designed a series of multi-functional boxes that fix together using inconspicuous, red tabs. Each box component has been built using various reclaimed materials, such as maple wood, recycled red plastic, and aluminum, which can be playfully mixed and matched and re-configured easily to create numerous furniture combinations.

“Each piece can be regarded as an individual object, but also part of the system,” explains Cheng.

Trend Forecaster Li Edelkoort predicted that our future nomadic habits will lead to owning less possessions (beautifully illustrated in Sannah Kvist’s All I Own photo series), but it will not curb our appetite for customization and modification. Levitt Bernstein’s pop-up garage housing is an example of the increasing popularity of smaller and modular-style living due to the ever-growing population and cost of living, which we noted in our most recent Catalyst report.

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