Ahye is a bed, created by Seoul based designers Jaekyoung Kim and Hyunjin Seo of Kamkam. The shape of the piece was inspired by the traditional Korean shoe design. The flexible elevated edges of the bed can be reattached and reshaped to create a smaller cocoon for a child and a seat for a parent. As the child grows bigger, the edges can be rearranged to create more space.
The Ahye bed is part of a larger collection, called Protection. Here is how the designers explain the concept:
Our intention is to revive the aesthetics of tradition and take care of children, the users of the furniture. This bed is designed after curves of unhye and danghye, traditional Korean shoes, allowing children to sleep alone feeling as if they are in the warm protection and tender love of their mothers.
I like how the traditional shape is reinvented in this piece, contributing to a stunning modern design.
Photography by Arumjigi Culture Keepers Foundation.