as an extension to his last year’s furniture collection, korean design student choi joon woo reveals a new series of everyday furniture. while the previous pieces reinterpret traditional korean furniture as modern settings, the new tables, desks, and chairs use the special giwa tiles to shape commonly used structures.
the proportions of the arched frames, which are a reinterpreted image of korean tiles giwa, and modern furniture naturally create complete forms and structures which organically harmonize with today’s living space and contemporarily interact with their users. choi joon woo’s pieces maintain traditional korean aesthetics, while being minimal in design and materials.
the arched frames are a reinterpreted image of giwa – a traditional korean tile – which is integrated seamlessly into the wooden framework of each object
giwa chair’s arched frames detail
giwa table lamp
giwa table lamp
giwa small dining table and floor lamp
giwa chair’s frames detail
giwa lounge chair
edited by: maria erman | designboom
korean design (89 articles)
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