Reducing Objects — The HARA Bench/Stool
The HARA bench/stool, is inspired by and named after Kenya Hara of MUJI. HARA is a versatile, simple yet functional furniture, that can be dismantled and assembled anytime and anywhere without the use of tools. It can be assembled into a stool, or a bench and can even double as a coffee table. HARA is the perfect example that a bench need not be fancy, nor complicated, and it could still serve its general purpose well.
Reduction refers to the act of reducing, simplifying and minimizing distractions from what is truly valuable or essential, purging all unnecessary details and adornments. It is not about making something new or astounding. It is an exploration of the relevance and effectiveness of the reductive approach, and to create methods, objects, and designs that are not only aesthetically pleasing, but also comprehensive, functional, and efficient, giving us more time to focus on more important things in life. This project covers the timeline of the practice of reduction, as well as identifying certain issues of clutter and inefficiency, that can be improved through the application of the principles of reduction.
- Art Direction
- Furniture (Bench/Stool)