The traditional Korean hanok is build entirely from natural materials and can be assembled without the need of any additional nails, screws or glue. Inspired by the ingenious local architecture, Balanced Interaction is a piece of furniture that adapts this concept.
The bed’s core structure is formed by a series of interlocking wooden boards that later on provide space for rollable storage containers. The slatted bed base is, like all other wooden parts, made from sustainably grown ash wood, and finished with traditional Korean Camelia oil “dongbaek-kirim”. Stainless steel rods connect the bed base with the core-structure and add an interesting material juxtaposition to the light-brown colored wood.
The aim of the project was to create a bed that could be assembled, disassembled and re-assembled infinitely without deteriorating in quality – a common problem in modern DIY furniture made from MDF or paperboard.