the intelligent hand

meditation 2

meditation 2 by sehwa bae from korea

designer's own words:

Millions and Billions of mass productions are coming out from machines in modern times. Consumers are thinking that they are buying the furniture just from the same machines. I think they have their own merits to be manufactured millions items at the same time from factories. However, I prefer to craftsmanship. I have been pursuing to make furniture to include the efforts of the manufacturer. So that users can feel the effort and soul of the maker.

This work, Meditation-II, contains my design theory, above. To create Meditation-II, I had to make every single timber to be curved in different angles by my hands. It is made of walnut, bent and bonded over 200, 10x10x3000mm-sized timbers with steam bending technique. Making the Meditation-II demanded a lot of time consuming. It is the extreme expression of the oriental beauty. When it comes to explain the Korean traditional beauty, we would first think of the harmony with nature. The form of nature as it is and that absorbs to the nature without disturbing its own view in the pure nature, which is the most important traditional beauty. I consider the Korean beauty as a grace of hidden form, emptiness and fullness. It emphasizes the form of unexcessive curves, the most moderated design, the plain form of appearance and the simplicity of symmetry on both sides. However, it is the concept that can be felt of delicacy as much as it is seen.


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