Table with vase for flower arrangement
The Hwaban is a small piloti structure made of two perforated aluminum plates and columns. The Hwaban means a small table for flowers in Korean. It consists of two sizes of abstract-shaped units and a small cup for holding flowers. This is typologically unique, a combination of a vase and a small table or shelf. This is obviously an idea from Isamu Noguchi's functional ceramic works. These units are always available for new combinations by the user. The strict abstract form contrasts sharply with the organic character of plants. The tension created by this contrast brings the space to life.
Commissioned by Jung-gu and 2020 Euljiro Light Way.
Fritz Hansen pop-up in 10 Corso Como Seoul
Standing mobile sculpture
I designed a standing mobile sculpture to commemorate the new color of Seven Chair curated by Carla Sozzani, the founder of 10 Corso Como. The mobile consists of two arcs, a sphere-shaped ornament for balance, and a heavy base. It is designed to be easily disassembled and assembled, so it was considered for use in other places in the future. The mobile was installed in various Fritz Hansen branches in Korea, starting with 10 Corso Como Seoul.
Project Manager: Jeongwook Cha
Hyeonsoo Jang(mov raw)
MULTIPLE Arm Chair & Seat Cushion
Onyang Lamp Collection
Lamp series for Onyang Folk Museum
Onyang Lamp Collection is a series of lamps designed with the goal of creating contemporary objects that interact with the materials and collections used in the architecture of Onyang Folk Museum.
The project is based on Onyang Folk Museum by architect Itami Jun(1937-2011) and Seok-chul Kim(1943-2016) in Asan-si of Korea. Gujeong Art Center of Onyang Folk Museum is the first building built in Korea by Itami Jun, a Korean Japanese architect. The Onyang Folk Museum was built in a way that emphasizes the properties of raw materials such as wood, rock, and red brick for reflecting landscape around. In addition, the museum's collections are mainly folk crafts, preserving the traditional lifestyle of Korea.
Among the collections of the Onyang Folk Museum, I transform the structure and usage of the lampstand made in the Joseon dynasty and apply contemporary typologies like a table, floor, wall, and pendant lamp for the modern setting. Copper is used as a core material for reflecting the architectural identity of the museum. Because of the main materials of the museum makes harmony with copper. The copper plate is applied as a reflector of the light source, and you can choose aluminum or black painted steel plates depending on the atmosphere of the space in mind. Wall lamp and floor lamp have a mounting system similar to those used for the old-fashioned lampstand. With this method, the installation of the wall lamp is made easier, and the floor lamp can adjust the height of the light source.
steel, copper, polycarbonate pipe, led G9 bulb
Ø120 x W165 x H275(mm)
Ø120 x W230 x H1412(mm)
Ø120 x W170 x H304(mm)
Ø230 x H324(mm)
Steel chair, stool and bench
The collection of steel furniture is designed from three different types of chair, stool, and bench, starting with a square shape made of sheet steel. Whole seatings are composed laser cut and bent sheet steel, flat steel-bar, and round steel-pipe. Seats made of thin sheet metal give a visual lightness, and due to the nature of the material, the more you use it, the more natural like leather is. This feature also provides a slight comfort when the user seats, complementing the limitations of steel furniture. The collection is powder-coated in various colors and suitable for both home and commercial use.
The main focus of this project was to find some newness by using or combining basic and common materials in a slightly different way, rather than looking for new form or refined styles. The backrest of the chair is inspired by the method of making a vernacular handcart. This method, often seen on street-structures using round pipes, creates a structure by flattening the end of the pipe with a press and connecting it with the flat bar. Likewise, without adding the parts as much as possible on the bench, the structure was made by sheet metal bending, reducing the manufacturing process. In Seoul, it was hard to manufacture high-grade steel furniture, so even if it was not expensive equipment such as molds, it needed a way. This approach, which takes full advantage of these limitations in manufacturing, not only lowers manufacturing costs, but also provides unique details.
426 x 430 x 753(mm)
390 x 356 x 454(mm)
1218 x 356 x 454(mm)
SHEET STEEL BENCH
Research project on furniture
made with sheet steel
The start of this project was to make a furniture for everyday use, using sheet-metal bending as a core technique. This technique is an effective way of making a metal construction. In order to find out characteristics that can be made by sheet-metal bending, l repeated the study of making small models by cutting and folding papers.
The principle applied to this bench is simple. Vertical grid-structure on the thin sheet metal creates a strength in the backrest and seat. Distinctive silhouette and grid-structure give it a formal impression.
Bench with backrest
1218 x 477 x 794(mm)
Stackable wooden horse using
method of Autoprogettazione
Seungyeon Shim is a designer based in Seoul that conceived a stackable design piece inspired by Enzo Mari's Autoprogettazione design guide, in which to build with only with wood, nails and a hammer.
With his WOODEN HORSE the designer reflect on the object's function and significance in a playful, instinctive way. The object resembles a wooden horse, but can be used as a table or as a stool, even if it doesn't really have a fixed purpose of usage, but is to be used and crafted by the necessary purpose of the user. Individually, wooden horses can be used to sit down, or to stack small objects such as books and vases. Their modularity also allows extended horizontal, or vertical structures.
Extracted from Domus
Research project on objects
made with Lycra®
Collaboration with Jungmo Yang
The designers found overlapping Lycra to be aesthetically interesting. This leads them to draw up some new narrowed down visual language of this aesthetics. That's how the idea for Mist lamp and vase arrived.
Extracted from Domus
MIST lamp was prized in '2015 Happy LED Life!' competition presented by Gwangju International Biennale 2015 with Designboom.
Lycra®, aluminium, LED panel
Ø 260 x 230(mm)
Ø 260 x 630(mm)
Lycra®, stainless steel, wood
78 x 130 x 109(mm)
78 x 161 x 134(mm)