In this modern age of everything-looks-the-same DIY furniture, it makes sense that some people want to make something unique to stand out from their friends’ IKEA apartment fixtures. While you could spend hours searching a thrift store for something out of the ordinary, the best way to find something one of a kind is to…well, make it yourself.
Jisun Kim, a designer working on her Master’s Degree at Kingston University, had the bright idea of using fabric nets as stencils for different kinds of furniture. By filling these premade nets with expanding foam, she can create unique pieces that burst at the seams with self-expanding foam—yet still retain their use as a home furniture fixture.
The idea came from her desire to make furniture crafting an accessible activity for everyone. By streamlining the process and making it fun to fill these nets with injected foam through the holes of the fabric, Kim hopes more people will enjoy making their furniture even without extensive knowledge on the subject.
The foam-filled nets range from simple chairs and stools all the way to large-scale tables capable of hosting a family meal. While the finished products are rather non-traditional, Kim ensures these pieces are just as safe to use as their store-bought counterparts.
Find more of Jisun Kim’s works on her Tumblr page, where she occasionally posts upcoming projects amidst her personal posts.