Jay Sae Jung Oh is a Seattle-based designer from South Korea, who explores the intersection of art and design with distinctive and intricately made objects. She makes her work mostly from found, discarded materials, building these objects into elaborate assemblages, which she wraps tightly with cord.

For Chatsworth’s State Music Room, Oh creates a new work within her long-running series of furniture made by wrapping found objects with leather cord.

The decorations in the room include Jan Van Der Baard’s trompe l’oeil (trick of the eye) of a violin, painted directly onto the rear door of the room in 1723. In response, Oh has made a throne containing a number of broken musical instruments at its core, including a French horn, a snare drum, and an electric guitar.

Like Van Der Vaardt’s illusory violin, these instruments are mere impressions, forever silent. 

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Image of Jay Sae Jung Oh in her Seattle studio courtesy of the artist and Salon 94 Design. © Jay Sae Jung Oh. Photo: Ian Allen

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