The MIN.CHAIR
International Design Awards
iDA Home Interior Products
1st Category Winner
Design Firm: Pratt Institute , US
Designers: Chul Min Kang
Project Name: The MIN.CHAIR
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YIAHN Bassinet
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red dot award: design concept 2007
Design: Kang Chul Min
Transformable and adaptable, the YiAhn Bassinet can cleverly keep pace with the changing needs of a growing child.“YiAhn” (pronounced “e-ahn”) is a bassinet designed by Chul Min, Kang as a gift for his new born baby, YiAhn. It was designed to meet the needs of each growth phase of the baby. It is not only a regular bassinet; when the baby outgrows the bassinet, YiAhn can be reused as entirely different products after a simple process of transformation.
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The MIN.CHAIR
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red dot award: design concept 2007
Design: Kang Chul Min
Sit on it, or use it as a toy. The MIN.CHAIR offers children (or adults) with numerous options for fun and function.The MIN.CHAIR is a fun, engaging chair for children aged from five to eight years. Made from a single piece of rotational moulded plastic, the design offers great manufacturing efficiencies and could be produced in a wide range of fun colors. The shape is simple and unique ? no legs, and no...
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YiAhn Convertible Bassinet
by Ali
November 10, 2007
Clean, modern lines and eco design define the YiAhn bassinet- but this early life sanctuary is designed for functionality well beyond baby’s first three months. Rather than buying into the high-priced, short-lived bassinets he found on the market, Brooklyn-based industrial designer Chul Min Kang was inspired by the approaching arrival of his first child to create newborn furniture that honors healthy growth and extended functionality. The bassinet turns from baby bed to toy bin and bookshelf to chair and table- meeting your little one’s furniture needs all the way through elementary school..
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  YiAhn, Bassinet That Turns Storage & Table - May 30 2007
It is not only a normal bassinet; when the baby outgrows his bassinet, it can also be used for storage such as a toy bin and a mini bookshelf with drawers. As the baby becomes a child, it can convert into a set of a chair and a table for children. It can also be used as a bassinet again, if the family has a second baby.
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  ICFF 2007: Kids
Shows: May 22, 2007
Every ICFF has a theme or two that bubble to the surface at the show, without a doubt this year it was kids. It was as if each aisle in the show had at least one exhibitor showing kids beds/ cribs/ tables/ linen/ toys, all of it fun and clever and no doubt a bit pricey too. And right on time, kids (and proud parents) were noticeably more present at the show this year..... Chul Min Kang had a sleek convertible changing table/ crib/ storage...
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  ICFF Highlight #10: YiAhn Bassinet
The YiAhnBassinet converts to a chair & table and a toy bin & bookshelf (!!!!) It's stunningly beautiful, modular, and functional. This product actually makes me want to have another baby! That's how excited I am about this! Crazy excited! A big hat tip to the designer Chul Min Kang.
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  YiAhn Bassinet @ICFF: Toy Box In Disguise - May 21, 2007
Well, that plyboo-looking cradle dealio in the IDSA@ICFF booth I wondered about in NotCot's photo gallery turns out to be the YiAhn Bassinet, a rather remarkable, modular design by Chul Min Kang with more sequels than Beethoven. It transforms into a bookcase and a toybox, and/or a play table and chairs. And then it turns back into a bassinet "for a second baby."
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  CHUL MIN KANG
theMIN chair: is a fun engaging chair for children age five to eight that is simple and unique - no legs no sharp edge contours!
yiAhn: is a basinet designed by Min for his new born baby! when the baby grows, it can be converted into a table and chair or a toy bin.
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Creativita/sedia o gioco?
La sedia Min Chair del coreano Chul Min Kang e dedicata ai bambini dai cinque agli otto anni. Forma arrotondata, niente gambe ne angoli: e realizzata in un unico blocco di materiale plastico, a prova di incidente. "I bambini", spiega Min Kang, "hanno gusti e necessita differenti dagli adulti...
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  TWO 2006 INDUSTRIAL DESIGN EXCELLENCE AWARDS GO TO PRATT STUDENTS
BROOKLYN, N.Y., July 21, 2006?Chul Min Kang, a student in Pratt Institute’s graduate Industrial Design program, has won two 2006 Industrial Design Excellence Awards (2006 IDEA) from the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA), for his individual project “The MIN.CHAIR” and his group project the “E-Rope.”
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  Min Chair - August 15 2006
The MIN is a fun, engaging chair for children aged five to eight that also converts into a rocking chair. Made from a single piece of injection molded plastic...
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  Top IDEA Winners
Chul Min Kang
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  A new take on power strips.
The E-rope is a new idea for a power strip. It lets users add or remove sockets at will. Moreover, all the sockets can be turned 180 degrees, so adjacent...
The MIN children's chair and rocking horse.

The MIN is a fun, engaging chair for children aged five to eight that also converts into a rocking chair. Made from a single piece of injection molded...
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  KILL VAMPIRES WITH THE E-ROPE
by Jill
Did you know that electric cables, chargers and devices in standby mode can suck up tons of electrical power? Even when your phone isn’t plugged in, your cell-phone charger might be adding an additional 10% to your energy bill every month in vampire power. Fortunately, some Pratt students have come to our rescue with an award-winning design to stamp out vampire power.Proving again that Pratt is where it’s at, Chul Min Kang and Sung Hun Lim have come up with an ingenious modular power strip called the E-Rope. This twistable device enables users to add or subtract sockets...
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  E-rope:saving the planet one socket at a time
by Thomas Ricker
As we all know, the biggest problem with conventional power strips are the unconventional plugs with whom the ol' girl mates. These boys come in all...
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  E-rope applies Tetris theory to power strips
As electronic gadgets have evolved and multiplied, the typical wall power outlet has remained a stubbornly primitive and occasionally elusive beast. Power strips can help, but most get too crowded too quickly..
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  Socket Salvation: E-Rope
If you are as sick as I am, trying to fix those bulky ass AC adapters into those power strips with one or the other socket trying to nudge the other one out, you are going to be glad to know that Chul Min Kang and Sung Hun Lim have...
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  Design Concept: E-Rope Modular Power Strip
The E-Rope Modular Power Strip is a 2006 Idea Award winner designed by Chul Min Kang and Sung Hun Lim. Still in the design concept phase, this is an idea...
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E-rope, Pipedream sockets
The E-rope is designed by Chul Min Kang and Sung Hun Lim, is a modular power strip which can be twisted about to better accommodate cable gore with large,..
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  Plugged In!
The E-Rope Modular Power Strip is a 2006 Idea Award winner designed by Chul Min Kand and Sung Hun Lim. Though still in design phase, the Modular Strip is...
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Prevent Octupus Wiring with E-rope
In case you have no idea what in the world octopus wiring is, it is a potentially dangerous practice of plugging all your electronic contraptions into...
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E-Rope Modular Power Strip
Designed by Chul Min Kang and Sung Hun Lim, the “E-Rope Modular Power Strip” is a 2006 Idea Award winning concept. Here’s how it works:...
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