jung-hoon lee's latest furniture series is a nod to ancient korean architecture

jung-hoon lee's latest furniture series is a nod to ancient korean architecture

‘heritage series’ reinterprets the ancient korean house model

 

created by designer jung-hoon lee, the ‘heritage series’ is a collection of sculptural furniture inspired by the symbolic form and color of ancient korean architecture. more specifically, it masterfully reinterprets the beauty of the traditional korean house model (hanok) through the lens of modern design and craft. the collection features seating objects, tables, and shelfs.

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giwa sideboard (2021): red oak, 1622 x 530 x 414 mm | image © powerstudio

 

jung-hoon lee focused his study of the ‘heritage series’ on ‘giwa’ – the symbolic roof tiles of the hanok, made of soil or cement. that said, the purpose behind the designer‘s collection was to capture the formative charm found in various types of giwa, but also the beauty of the structure that supports the roof and the subtilely elegant curves of the hanok architecture.

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image © powerstudio

 

 

a collection inspired by ‘glocalism’

 

lee’s purpose for this collection falls under a bigger umbrella: the emergence of ‘glocalism’. through this movement, a new desire is born – that of rediscovering local culture and further seeking new aesthetic formability and functions applicable to modern life as we know it worldwide. 

 

therefore, this collection emphasizes a new formative beauty associated with furniture design and celebrates the value of tradition by ‘redesigning korea’s unique culture and aesthetic consciousness to suit modern global design trends’, explains lee. 

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round table (2021): red oak, walnut, stainless steel, corrosion, 800 x 700 x 724 mm | image © powerstudio

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giwa shelf (2021): red oak, 970 x 250 x 164 mm | image © powerstudio

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layer tables (2021): walnut, stainless steel, 1000 x 294 x 710 mm / 1000 x 294 x 450 mm | image © powerstudio

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giwa chair (2021): red oak, 460 x 520 x 1000 mm | image © powerstudio

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project info:

 

name: [heritage] series
designer: jung-hoon lee

year: 2021

photography: powerstudio, 516studio 

 

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edited by: lea zeitoun | designboom

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