hyukjoon choi's minimalist timber bench makes reference to traditional korean houses
 

hyukjoon choi's minimalist timber bench makes reference to traditional korean houses

seoul-based designer hyukjoon choi presents ‘trestle bench‘ – a simple wooden piece that is inspired by the rafters – or seokkarae – that can be found in traditional korean hanok houses. created to perfectly fit two people, the small stool is formed using just solid timber, making for a minimalist design that would suit a wide range of contemporary spaces. 

hyukjoon choi minimalist timber bench makes reference to traditional korean houses designboom

perspective view of the trestle bench that is perfectly designed for two people

all images courtesy of hyukjoon choi

 

 

hyukjoon choi has built the trestle bench using just a few elements. firstly, the ladder-shape legs provide the main structural part while making visual reference to the connecting rafters that are used to construct korean hanok houses. secondly, a long piece of timber connects the legs together. finally, two circular discs are fixed to the bench, resulting in an ideal two-person seat.

hyukjoon choi minimalist timber bench makes reference to traditional korean houses designboom

front view of the trestle bench

hyukjoon choi minimalist timber bench makes reference to traditional korean houses designboom

a detailed view of the legs, which are inspired by the construction method used to build traditional korean hanoks

 

 

project info:

 

project name: trestle bench

design: hyukjoon choi

 

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: lynne myers | designboom

  • hi, where can I buy this stool please ? thanks.

    Karim Aissaoui says:
  • Hi,
    What kind of wood is it made of? Oak? Where is it possible to buy? Thanks

    Milan says:
  • thank you all.
    it is made of solid white and just only a prototype. so unfortunately there’s no way to buy. if you need any information, email me : [email protected]

    Hyukjoon Choi says:
  • *solid white oak

    Hyukjoon Choi says:

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