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.

d-construction2, hwang hung shin image © designboom 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.

detail of the furniture reflections through the ‘mirrors’ image © designboom

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.

  • Lee Sam Woong’s pieces are similar to the Campana brothers’ work.

    not a designer says:
  • Lee Sam Woong’s pieces are completely different from the campana brothers’ work.

    a designer says:
  • But what a horrible thing!

    alex says:
  • @alex, what is horrible?

    fernando says:
  • very amusing when a product designed for human interaction is anti interaction with a negative user experience…pretty useless.

    david french says:
  • what i’m suppose to do with this “furniture”?
    so emerging korean furniture designers are just making pieces for being behind an exposition sign… bad news for the rest of the people who want something that they can actually use at home thought…

    Giusepe Montalván says:
  • so good man, this people dont have idea of DISIGN. they just thhink in sweet and comercial linees. it is pure urban and material design. !!

    Alvaro/Designer says:
  • ugly

    ideadores says:
  • bad

    james says:
  • the first one is just like max lambs stuff

    edward says:
  • 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.

    anon says:
  • what a design …

    adloussopy says:
  • 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 says:
  • Hi there,
    To all design lovers have a look at it:
    http://www.bocadolobo.com

    AMAZING!!

    ines says:

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