chulan kwak: the wooden table vol. 2 chulan kwak: the wooden table vol. 2
jun 15, 2012

chulan kwak: the wooden table vol. 2

‘wooden tables vol. 2’ by chulan kwak anodized duralumin image © designboom

presented at DMY berlin 2012 was korean designer chulan kwak’s collection titled ‘wooden tables vol 2.’, an extension of his initial iterations titled ‘wooden tables’. the design’s aesthetic references the whorls and layers characteristic of timber, however more so taking from the voids or spaces that can be created from these qualities by using a wiry-like material. this newer version has been improved for easier manufacturing, made from an aluminum alloy called duralumin which allows the furniture to be solid and light and can also be taken apart and reassembled to compose different shapes.

the collection of tables in various sizes image © designboom

the tables are able to be taken apart and combined in various ways image © designboom

image © designboom

the designs cast detailed shadows image © designboom

the designer with his creations image © designboom

  • Hello Designboom Team…sorry this was the almost lamest
    stuff on the DMY

    lulu says:
  • i wasnt at the DMY but i think its great!! the shadows are so nice.

    hulz says:
  • What an unhelpful comment lulu, whatever one feels about the tables; which are an excellent idea and are wonderfully realised.

    efs says:
  • I love these! The shadows are gorgeous..

    Amanda says:

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