a wormhole is a phenomenon created in spacetime of the universe linking black hole and white hole. the idea of wormhole originated from the worm-eaten hole in an apple has brought the humankind the insatiable curiosity and mystery which have appeared in science fiction and served the scientific theory as well. we see the organic features in worm hole symbolizing the birth and life which are represented by the bellybutton of a mammal or the stalk end of the fruit. korean designer lee jung hoon’s work is intended to apply the beauty of moderate curve contained in the unknown dent image of the wormhole and unconventional aesthetic value of distorted space to furniture design — the collection comprises chairs, drawers, and plates.

lee jung-hoon cuts a virtual form of wormhole out of his furniture designboom
lounge chair
ash, red oak
490 x 1000 x 1120 mm



the designer makes use of the features of natural wood in effectively describing and maximizing the aesthetic value of the wormhole — the plasticity of the hole is integrated into the natural beauty of the material. ‘to that end, the plasticity and structural characteristics of the wood were identified and the formative expression technique which promotes the aesthetic value of the wormhole was evaluated’, says jung-hoon. ‘moreover, a simple aesthetic value which is rather submerged into our daily life than showing its splendor as well as is always visible and usable was pursued.’

the wooden board was bent to make a chair


lee jung-hoon cuts a virtual form of wormhole out of his furniture designboom
the close-up of the wormhole


cabinet [no.017]
birch plywood, stainless steel
800 x 360 x 520 mm


lee jung-hoon cuts a virtual form of wormhole out of his furniture designboom
cabinet [no.022] 
ash, stainless steel
600 x 360 x 860 mm


cabinet [no.023]
red oak, stainless steel
800 x 360 x 860 mm


an open-door view of the storage closet


lee jung-hoon cuts a virtual form of wormhole out of his furniture designboom
cabinet [no.024]
walnut, stainless steel
400 x 450 x 1245 mm


a drawer is installed on the bottom


320 x 320 x 490 mm


ash, ottchil
350 x 350 x 40 mm


lee jung-hoon cuts a virtual form of wormhole out of his furniture designboom
цormhole shapes embossed in wood



project info:


designer: lee jung-hoon

  • The chair and cabinet are absolutely gorgeous. The form is so simple yet graceful in its execution. I want one of those chairs. It takes a certain type of design genius to cone up with a design/style that is so radically different but full of purpose. 5 stars.

    Ps and a high five.

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