through the korea craft & design foundation, south korean designer jungmo yang’s latest tableware collection is based on modern laser technique, carving elaborate gold patterns on the lacquered metal. ‘the aim of this project is to improve access to craft materials through the design for a reasonable price and productivity,’ explains the designer. having researched the lacquer for the past year, yang discovered the gold patterns that appear when lines are carved on the lacquered metal using a laser, creating a very subtle mood.

the  subtle gold patterns



jungmo yang‘s tableware collection is composed of cups, covers and plates. in this collection, the designer worked on defining a regular-irregular pattern for the natural texture and applied it to cover. by providing a wide range of cups and plates sizes, consumers will have more options to choose and configure based on their genuine interest. albeit a simple design, the intricate gold details create a touch of sophistication.

the gold patterns appear once the lines are carved on the lacquered metal using a laser

the materials used are wood, aluminium and lacquer

the designer worked on defining a regular-irregular pattern for the natural texture and applied it to cover

the series features a red-tinted tableware line


the designer provides a wide range of cups and plates sizes

the cups with covers and plates

using laser-cutting techniques, the designer has created various golden patterns

the prototypes



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