choi joon woo upgrades furniture with traditional korean tiles
 

choi joon woo upgrades furniture with traditional korean tiles

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.

choi joon woo upgrades furniture with traditional korean tiles
giwa desk

 

 

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.

 

 

 

choi joon woo upgrades furniture with traditional korean tiles
giwa desk

 

choi joon woo upgrades furniture with traditional korean tiles
the arched frames are a reinterpreted image of giwa – a traditional korean tile – which is integrated seamlessly into the wooden framework of each object

 

choi joon woo upgrades furniture with traditional korean tiles
giwa chair

 

choi joon woo upgrades furniture with traditional korean tiles
giwa chair’s arched frames detail

 

choi joon woo upgrades furniture with traditional korean tiles
giwa table lamp

 

choi joon woo upgrades furniture with traditional korean tiles
giwa table lamp

 

choi joon woo upgrades furniture with traditional korean tiles
giwa small dining table and floor lamp

 

choi joon woo upgrades furniture with traditional korean tiles
giwa chair

 

choi joon woo upgrades furniture with traditional korean tiles
giwa chair’s frames detail

 

choi joon woo upgrades furniture with traditional korean tiles
giwa lounge chair

 

designboom has received this project from our ‘DIY submissions‘ feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

 

edited by: maria erman | designboom

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