color of hoian, product, 2016

in the street of old town in hoi an, vietnam, lines of electronic poles make different landscapes of shadow from the morning till the night. i was inspired by these changes of the scenery. i translated it into the traditional sleeping mat, which is structured in horizontal lines. local people have long been using the sleeping mat to cool down the heat during their sleep under the tropical climate condition .the mat is made out of local material ‘rush’ which grows on the riverside. two people are teamed up to produce the weaving mat. i aimed to find the possibilities of using the traditional mat in different forms of households. i proposed it could be something put next to the door, such as a side bench, a basket or different size of doormats.

rush, hemp, powder coated metal

commissioned by arumjigi culture keepers foundation

nguten thi rhung & tran thi trien
studio photos by jongkeun lee

arumjigi, doors: boundaries of communication / 2014.09 / korea