An art installation in collaboration with Sunbrella
Until November 2, Sunbrella textiles will cover the installation designed by Izaskun Chinchilla Architects: a space for relaxation and reading in the heart of Anyang, near Seoul.
The Anyang Public Art Project (APAP), Korea's renowned art festival held every three years in the city of Anyang near Seoul, is celebrating its seventh edition this year under the theme "Zone 7 - Your Imaginary Space".
For this occasion, the Spanish architect Izaskun Chinchilla is presenting a stunning installation in the form of an open-air pavilion, highlighting the integration of the circular economy into Korean culture while celebrating biodiversity. Its aim is to provide a space for relaxation and reading, where visitors can recharge their batteries and reconnect with nature.
The pavilion is built around two large rings, one on the ground and the other suspended around a tree. The main features of this installation are a set of lamps floating in mid-air and seats on the ground joined together like a large sofa. In the centre, shelves act as a bookcase.
Each component is covered in Sunbrella textiles, in the style of bogaji and norigae. The name of the project "BOGAJI LOUNGE" echoes this traditional Korean fabric used to cover, wrap and carry everyday objects or gifts. The norigae is an accessory that women can hang over their hanbok, the traditional local outfit.
This project was made possible thanks to the support of Acción Cultural Española (AC/E), The Bartlett School of Architecture (UCL) and the Sunbrella brand which donated the textiles for the installation.