studio HAK creates sculptural furniture with oversized aluminium paws
 

studio HAK creates sculptural furniture with oversized aluminium paws

hakmin lee of studio HAK has made a series of surreal looking furniture pieces inspired by toy figurines, cartoons and street art. the project began when the seoul-based designer became fascinated by the blurred line that exists between art and design, luxury fashion and street fashion, high culture and sub culture. he therefore attempted to combine furniture with toys and figures to create the sculptural ‘paw’ furniture series.

studio HAK creates sculptural furniture with oversized aluminium paws designboom

paw side table and paw bench

all images courtesy of hakmin lee (studio HAK)

 

 

the series comprises four pieces: the paw bench, the paw stool, the paw side table and the paw coffee table. the designer uses an aluminum sand casting technique to capture the details of the objects textured surface, resulting in a very tactile appearance. the playful design integrates oversized paws, whether serving as the feet of the bench or clutching the glass surface of the side table. in this way, the series brings an element of humor to typical chair and table products.

studio HAK creates sculptural furniture with oversized aluminium paws designboom

paw bench / aluminum

 

 

studio HAK is seoul based studio led by designer hakmin lee, who has an ambition bringing humor to our environments through everyday objects. after studying metal craft at kookmin university (south korea) and conceptual design at design academy eindhoven (the netherlands), the designer now works across various fields such as decorative objects, art toys, illustration and conceptual design.

studio HAK creates sculptural furniture with oversized aluminium paws designboom

paw bench / aluminum

studio HAK creates sculptural furniture with oversized aluminium paws designboom

paw bench / aluminum

studio HAK creates sculptural furniture with oversized aluminium paws designboom

paw bench / aluminum

studio HAK creates sculptural furniture with oversized aluminium paws designboom

paw coffee table / aluminum, glass

studio HAK creates sculptural furniture with oversized aluminium paws designboom

paw coffee table / aluminum, glass

studio HAK creates sculptural furniture with oversized aluminium paws designboom

paw coffee table / aluminum, glass

studio HAK creates sculptural furniture with oversized aluminium paws designboom

paw coffee table / aluminum, glass

studio HAK creates sculptural furniture with oversized aluminium paws designboom

paw stool / aluminum

studio HAK creates sculptural furniture with oversized aluminium paws designboom

paw stool / aluminum

studio HAK creates sculptural furniture with oversized aluminium paws designboom

paw stool / aluminum

 

 

project info:

 

project name: paw furniture series

design: hakmin lee (studio HAK)

 

designboom has received this project from our ‘DIY submissions‘ feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

 

edited by: lynne myers | designboom

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