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Posted On July 23,2020

KONGKA GALLERY

In the raw by Kongka Furniture

When we walk along the street on a chill weekend, we often see finished furniture on the display of a showroom glass. We are familiar with the furniture pieces we see on editorial catalogs.

And we want to change that. We want to present our furniture more than usual. We want you to see the set of furniture in the making—to give you a glimpse of our daily routine; a raw background of our factory situated in Nonthaburi, Thailand.

1 | Where It All Begins

Design is the first process of furniture making. 

Elements of our designs, like the small twist of a line that create a curve on this piece’s limbs, can be thoughtfully animated into another concept. In this case, it can be perceived as a clover leaf-like sofa, or might it be a table if we design it with a flat surface on top of the limbs. Or perhaps, a bed bench?

It is a fun creative process, and even inspiring if someone adores the same process and products.

2 | Raw or Refined

The coloring process extensively impacts the overall look of the finished piece. A darker hue of color can make furniture look more antique. Lighter shade can make the furniture look more modern, giving it a contemporary Chinese aesthetic. It is fascinating how our senses pick up moods out of colors.

3 | Physical Change

We find inspiration from the rule of chemistry during physical change. It stated: “Physical changes never change the identity of the matter” 

Sawdust has a non-structure shape or form, but the finished piece of furniture showed the change of materials under the process of art.

4 | Handle with care

This picture tells the story of a journey of furniture, whether it will be continued in the next making process or it will be shipped to its destined customer. But there are more stories to tell behind it.

We tried to use the trolley as means to indicate that furniture is on the journey; the spray paints as symbols to identify the story behind the finished piece.

At first glance, the spray paint might look like it is trying to tell us how the furniture should be handled. It also implies the intangible feelings of the people involved from the beginning to the end process. 

Fragile sign pertains to the ego of the designer. Whether other people do not like the design, it gives a signal to the person who designed it. 

The recycle sign also symbolizes to how the workers get paid for making the furniture come to life and how the money that they earned from making the furniture provide a life for them.

5 | Segregation of Space

This is where all the process of furniture making ends. It ends, but its beauty and function would remain for time to come.

In this picture, we use this raw space and lines to identify and segregate space, with the furniture as a medium to differentiate the use of space.
 


 

 Reference: https://collecteursmagazine.com/kongka-gallery

 
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