Janus Chair by Jang Yoon

published in: Design By Costas Voyatzis, 27 February 2009

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Janus chair is a prototype designed by a Los Angeles industrial designer, Jang Yoon. At first glance it looks like a futuristic stool, at second glance it’s more than a stool. When someone folds up the seat, Janus chair comes to life!.
A beautiful transformation concept which will be exhibited during the ICFF International Contemporary Furniture Fair in N.York from 16-19 May 2009


Discover more Jang Yoon's prototypes here

In Greek mythology, Janus (or Ianus) was the god of gates, doors, doorways, beginnings and endings. His most prominent remnants in modern culture are his namesakes: the month of January, which begins the new year, and the janitor, who is a caretaker of doors and halls. Most of Janus busts have two faces, so Jang Yoon may named his chair Janus, because of it's two functions.

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    Loukas | 2009-02-27 19:15:53

    Wow.... that's apiece of design...sleek, delicate and functional. Is been a while since i felt like this for a chair....in love

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    Godefroy / AMATEUR DE DESIGN | 2009-02-28 12:14:54

    J'adore !!!

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