seoul design festival 09: furniture
seoul design festival 09: furniture
dec 29, 2009

seoul design festival 09: furniture

during seoul design festival 09 a number of emerging korean furniture designers exhibited their work at the COEX conference centre, including park su jin, lee sam woong and hwang hung shin.

d-construction2, hwang hung shin image © designboom

buildings have life cycles which can last anywhere from a few years to several decades or longer. hwang hung shin‘s ‘d-construction2’ furniture focuses on utilizing the industrial waste which is a result of demolishing or deconstructing a building. here, he recycles the demolished concrete and shift its value by reusing it to create furniture.

seoul design festival 09: furniture d-construction2, hwang hung shin image © designboomseoul design festival 09: furniture chair and table from ‘illusion’ series, park su jin image © designboom

park su jin’s ‘illusion’ series represents furniture within the nonexistent space of a mirror. parts are ‘mirrored’ through a frame, developing an extension of the furniture pieces – a kind of ‘real’ illusory reflection.

seoul design festival 09: furniture detail of the furniture reflections through the ‘mirrors’ image © designboom

seoul design festival 09: furniture stick series, lee sam woong image © designboom

lee sam woong‘s stick series derives its name from the materials and construction of the pieces. a collection of seating designs are built up from small pieces of wood – ‘sticks’- which are arranged in such a way to create volume and presence.

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  • so many new designs are coming out every day.
    some of them are good some of them are bad.
    But you dont need to mention orgin of contry.
    it is nothing to do with that. Giusepe what ever shame on you.

    unknown reader
  • what a design …

  • my god, the commenters on designboom are sometimes so very scathing, like they are waiting to attack and be negative, i am not sure some of those comments further the dialogue very well. what a shame.

    the post-construction concrete pieces are totally amazing. incredible design coming out of south korea lately. thanks for a great post.

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