Sena GU + In-young YANG
Sena GU + In-young YANG
Still Life is a photography of ceramic vases, objects and actual fruits, etc. to represent a surrealistic still life. In-young YANG tends to zoom in on parts or cut sections of food to create unrealistic images, but has arranged the fruits and ceramic vases of Sena GU as if for still life paintings, to produce a vivid background and a dreamlike scene. The high-intensity, non-distortion photography in an easy-to-clean acrylic frame, can create a unique wall décor.
In-young YANG Photograpy_Titillation
Imagine about things
Imagine about things inspired by the organic forms and materials of the nature, is a set of dishes, cups, jugs and vases, made of slip-cast white porcelain. The witty design of the work arouses great curiosity and ideas. Also, the incorporation gold on top of various images of the nature makes the design look more luxurious. The dishes bearing funny illustrations can go with a variety of food as unique tableware for a small party or gatherings, and can spice up a plain wall or a cupboard.
Sena GU Imagine about things
Geum-seong KANG + VIIN COLLECTION
Jogakbo Series_Pinwheel is pinwheel-patterned duvets, mattress, blankets, pillow and cushion. Representing the Viin Collection launched by Geun-seong KANG, the work, using Korea’s authentic Jogakbo, has realigned the patterns and prints, utilized contemporary fabric and added new features to incorporate the contemporary lifestyle. The pinwheel pattern is created by adjoining a total of eight pieces of triangular fabric, boasting a diverse range of vivid colors based on the five cardinal colors of Korea. The pattern implies prolificacy and fertility, and many blessings and luck in the business. In particular, Jogakbo, made by sewing scrap cloths together, embodies the “zero-waste” concept for the environment and a sustainable future.
Jogakbo & Pinwheel Duvet
The plaid bedding consists of check-patterned square Jogakbo and pinwheel-patterned Jogakbo. Fabric of various colors and textures is casually arranged in a single duvet to add fun. It is a queen duvet specially made by Geumseong KANG for this exhibition, for which KANG has meticulously adjoined each and every Jogakbo piece to highlight the delicate technique and representation of handicraft. In particular, the cotton wool specially made for Viin Collection was used, giving a very light and comfortable touch.
This is a daybed or bench mattress inspired by Boryo, Korea’s traditional living room item. Boryo had been used only in the house of the nobilities, but has now become mainstream and is used by anyone for bedding or for interior embellishment. Pinwheel patterns are casually arranged by manually adjoining individual pieces of fabric, and the edges are adorned with brown silk cloth to add style. Arranged with same-patterned cushions, it can create an exotic but a comfortable space.
The duvet is inspired by Korea’s traditional Jogakbo. The design is contemporary, but the duvet is made by the traditional technique of manually adjoining each and every piece of cloth. In order to give the image of a single cloth, the joints at the back are made with precision and dedication. Recently, tencel (generally used for women’s blouse) instead of hard-to-wash silk, and cotton-based linen, were used to make a duvet, which is light, relatively safe from discoloration, easily washable and highly practical.
The folding duvet has a pinwheel-patterned pocket at the middle of the topside. If the duvet is folded and the pocket is turned inside out, the duvet becomes a cushion. If unfolded, it becomes a small blanket to cover the knees. As the most popular product of the Viin Collection, the duvet is presented in three different sizes in this exhibition. The small folding duvet takes up only a small space when folded, which is perfect as a gift or for travelers.
Jogakbo & Pinwheel Neck pillow
The wooden pillows, relatively smaller than ordinary ones, are filled with cocoons and embellished with fabric and pinwheel patterns of various colors. The pillow supports the cervical vertebral instead of the head, allowing the modern people who are used to sitting an extended period of time in front of computers or at workstations to relax properly. The materials inside the pillows, aside from cocoons, include buckwheat and camphor tree scraps, only found in Jeju, for subtle aroma.
Hee-jung KANG + Jung-you CHOI
Jungyou CHOI + Hee-jung KANG
Jagae Brooch is an upcycled brooch made with a discarded cabinet inlaid with mother-of-pearl. The mother-of-pearl is cut out consistent with its pattern to adorn the lacquered (ottchil) wood, which is known as “Na-jeon” technique. The traditional adorning technique requires patience and precision. Designer Jungyou CHOI and mother-of-pearl expert Hee-jung KANG have given a new life to the antiquated mother-of-pearl furniture as a contemporary accessory with a totally different feature.
Jagae-Jang (mother-of-pearl chest) is a set of chests and cabinets whose features and forms are renewed with Na-jeon decorations incorporated on a discarded mother-of-pearl chest. The discarded, hand-stained furniture that has now become outdated was taken to pieces and redesigned into casual furniture, transforming its image as a reminiscent, recycled item made with high-quality materials, while conveying the extravagance and vintage chic of mother-of-pearl.
Hee-jung KANG Lunch box ‘picnic’
Jungyou CHOI COFFEE MAKER
Jungyou CHOI Openness (Orgel)
Dara KIM + Eun-hak KIM + MONOPOLY M
Dining Table & Richarm Series
Eun-hak KIM + MONOPOLY M
Dining Table & Richarm Series is a living room furniture series composed of a dining table, a round table and a standing lamp, etc. made of marble and metal. They are new products that succeed the “Incomplete Series” of furniture designer Eun-hak KIM, where individual units of furniture exhibit inconsistent lengths and forms. In particular, a number of variations in the materials derived from user participation and openness in design can be observed, as seen from the use of wood, marble and metals. The work is largely characterized by the ability for the users to choose and combine the design to their taste, allowing them to have the furniture of their own that can be freely transformed according to the time and space.
It is a dining table made of natural marble. The table legs consist of three units of furniture exhibiting the line and shape of Hanok (i.e. Korean traditional housing) and traditional patterns in simple and contemporary forms. The extravagant and wave-like patterns, the weightiness of the marble, combined with the mechanical and modern table leg made of metal, give rise to a certain tension and a sensational composition.
Korea’s Soban (small portable table) is reinterpreted into a contemporary round table, made in varying sizes in view of different contemporary lifestyles. Users can choose either a table with a marble top or a tray-style table. Also, the type of marble and units of legs can be selected by the user.
Incompleted stool is made by using the legs of various pieces of different furniture. It is a signature product of Eun-hak KIM, the furniture designer who seeks idiosyncratic, recyclable design with a broad array of forms and lengths. The original shapes of the stool legs are a good representation of his design concept oriented towards variations.
Eun-hak KIM Table, Stool, Bench
Dara KIM + Eun-hak KIM
Modern Times are bespoke shoes made by the collaboration of shoe designer Dara KIM and furniture designer Eun-hak KIM. Bespoke shoes are one of a kind: the customer’s feet are measured and frames are made to fit that very customer, with the leather, design and production method chosen by the customer. Inspired by Modern Times, a representative work of Charlie Chaplin, the work is a demonstration of the moment that the proponent of the movie departs the reality to encounter a brand new world.
Dara KIM Twowai Shoes
Soo-young KIM + Ki-sang GIO + Bo-hyung KOH
Anseong Machum Yugi
The Intangible Cultural Heritage of No.77
Anseong Machum Yugi is Yu-gi tableware consisting of utensils for ancestral rites and wide plates, bowls and side-dish containers (lunch box) representative of a contemporary table. Yu-gi is made by mixing copper and tin in a ratio of 72 to 18, which gives a gold color and strength to Yu-gi. Also, Yu-gi is excellent in retaining the heat or the coldness, which slows down the temperature change of the food. Moreover, thanks to recent studies on sterilization effects of Yu-gi, Yu-gi is now increasingly recognized as highly useful receptacles to keep food safe.
The Intangible Cultural Heritage of No.77
Yugijang Soo-young KIM
Anseong Machum Yugi
Areum & Bareum Series
Soo-young KIM + Ki-sang GIO
Areum & Bareum Series is Yu-gi tableware made by the collaboration between Yu-gi artisan Soo-young KIM, the Intangible Cultural Property of Korea No.77, and product designer Ki-sang GIO. The size and the form of traditional Yu-gi is adjusted for the contemporary lifestyle, and the Yu-gi ware boasts a good blend of smooth curves unique to Hanbok and linear lines hardly found in traditional Yu-gi. In particular, thanks to the sterilization effects of lacquer and Yu-gi, containers or receptacles that come with a lid or that are lacquered inside are grabbing attention.
Swing Bowl, Candlestick, Warmer
Soo-young KIM + Bo-hyung KOH
The cereal bowls, candlesticks and warmers are made through collaboration between Yu-gi artisan Soo-young KIM and metal craftsman Bo-hyung KOH as a contemporary variation of traditional Yu-gi ware which has conventionally been reserved for ancestral rites. They are reinterpreted as dishes, utensils and interior accessories to embrace the contemporary lifestyle.
Swing Bowl, , a cereal bowl to fit the contemporary lifestyle, is made by transforming a Yu-gi bowl that had been used for ancestral rites. The rounded bottom makes the bowl wobble to the sides like a roly-poly toy when cereals or milk is being poured in.
Swing Bowl, is a set of three candlesticks of different heights. As is the case of Swing Bowl, traditional candlesticks are reinterpreted into a contemporary interior accessory. The narrow and long form of the candlesticks emphasizes the long shape of candles and instills a certain sense of tension. Users can rest assured as candlesticks do not tip over easily with a low center of mass.
Warmer is a utensil that keeps the bowl/dish and the food warm with a candle at the middle. The warmer is a variation of incense burners used for ancestral rites. The inside and the topside of the warmer retains the unique gold color of Yu-gi, but the surface of the warmer is colored in black to make up for heat-induced discoloration.
Cutlery Series is a set of spoons and forks made by forging bronze, silver and aluminum. The quality of cutlery depends on the skill of forging, a manufacturing process involving the shaping of metal using localized compressive forces. The spoons and forks made by Bo-hyung KOH clearly exhibits outstanding forging skills. The grips of the cutlery are ergonomically designed with a good blend of lines and curves. Also, the cutlery is dense, resilient and lightweight. Come in various shapes, users can have fun picking the cutlery they like.
Candlestick & Warmer
Candlestick & Warmer has a design that originates from sheet metal and forging techniques. The sheet metal technique, employed to create the flat surface of the candlestick and the linear parts of the warmer, refers to a metal fabrication technique that cuts and adjoins thin, flat pieces of metal. Bo-Hyung KOH’s sheet metal technique is excellent in concealing the joint between different metal pieces. In particular, the organic curve of the candlestick and the warmer can only be attained when the sheet metal and forging techniques are adequately applied, which requires a high level of skills. The work, which has original forms while staying true to the functions of candlestick and warmer, can be reinterpreted and used in a variety of settings.
Bo-hyung KOH Teapot
Bo-hyung KOH Warmer
Seulgi LEE + Seong-yeon JO
Duvet Project U:
Seulgi LEE + Seong-yeon JO
Duvet Project U: is a duvet for one person made with Nu-bi sewing techniques. It bears geometric patterns that symbolize a Korean old saying. The Nu-bi duvet, though lightweight, is excellent in retaining warmth with cotton wool sewn between the outer fabric and the lining of the cloth. Also, it easily springs back to its original shape thanks to its meticulous needlework. Of note, artisan Seong-yeon JO’s Nu-bi technique, which signifies the old-saying design of Seulgi LEE, is a traditional skill that has been passed down to generations in Tongyeong, Korea. The technique is noted for effectively concealing the seams that connect each piece of fabric so that the duvet can be used on both sides. The three patterns sewn on the duvet represent key objects mentioned in Korean old sayings, made by harnessing the texture and composition of Nu-bi.
U: The calf has a horned butt
U: The calf has a horned butt = Insolent. It is a duvet for one person that visualizes a Korean old saying with the unique color arrangement and composition of Nu-bi. The old saying which warns against arrogant and vulgar behavior is reinterpreted with a witty imagination into a sophisticated image that conjures up the geometric style of abstract paintings.
U : The egg has bones
= Very unlucky.
U : The egg has bones = Very unlucky. It is a duvet for one person that visualizes a Korean old saying with the unique color arrangement and composition of Nu-bi. The old saying, which implies unfortunate events caused by unexpected interruptions, is reinterpreted into a sophisticated image with simple shapes and lines, conjuring up the geometric style of abstract paintings.
U : One ignores the first Korean letter ㄱ
next to a sickle = Very ignorant.
U : One ignores the first Korean letter ㄱ next to a sickle = Very ignorant. It is a duvet for one person visualizing a Korean old saying with the unique color arrangement and composition of Nu-bi. The old saying means that one does not know the Korean letter ‘ㄱ’ even when looking at a ㄱ-shaped sickle, showing distain for ignorance. The duvet is a succinct display of both Korea’s tradition and modernity with the old saying and the abstract image.
Seulgi LEE U : Swim on the Ground (=Eazy)
MAEZM + Hanji makers
Light-through Partition is a lighting partition inspired by Byeongpung, Korean traditional folding screens. Byeongpung was used to retain warmth or privacy, or for décor, and was made with wooden frames, Hanji paper and silk. It can be placed anywhere and its foldable feature enhances space efficiency. The product not only has the basic functions of Byeongpung but also energy-efficient LED lightings. The lighting is subtle and delicate through the Hanji paper, thus creating an Asian-style and eco-friendly space.
Hanji Plastic Chair
Hanji Plastic Chair is a chair made with natural ingredients such as mulberry tree fibers and chapssal (sticky rice) paste. The chair is light with a thin frame and stronger than plastic. It employed a variation of Jumchi technique (i.e. saturate Hanji paper in water, crumple, hit and rub the paper to increase the strength) for eco-friendliness and durability. The surface of the chair is covered once again with thin Hanji paper and coated with lacquer for water- and moth-proofing, to increase the strength. The product demonstrates the robust yet agreeable spirits of Koreans, and indicates that Hanji paper, an eco-friendly and traditional material, can be a perfect replacement for plastic.
Table Dish Cover
RE;CODE + Hae-lim SHIN
Hanbok by RE;CODE
A wedding costume for men, the top is made by using two pieces of men’s jacket and hanbok. The jacket is made in Magoja style, the outer coat worn over Jeogori. The trousers are bagged pants modeled after men’s formal pants and Hanbok pants. They boast style and comfort at the same time.
This Hanbok is a women’s wedding costume. The jacket is made by using two pieces of men’s jacket, and the round baerae (the curve of the sleeve) of Jeogori is quite exaggerated. The bottom consists of two pieces: the outer piece is a lap skirt made of silk organza with Hanbok scarf as a sash, and the inner piece is a pair of lap pants which resemble gojaengi (i.e. loose shorts worn inside hanbok skirt) made with two pairs of women’s pants. Just like a Korean landscape painting, the Hanbok conjures up the image of borrowed scenery.
Farmer & Dreamer
This is a coat for bee keepers, designed with mesh fabric for car seat and airbag. The detachable hat is intended to protect the body from bees.
The outerwear is a vest for gardeners, made by recycling military bags and straps. The large transparent pocket where drawings can be put in and the back strap are key points of the outfit. The shirts beneath the vest is for urban farmers, made by using wax-coated cotton. It is worth noting the three-dimensionally-designed sleeves and sleeve bands which are made to maximize practicality.
Archives, made for women, consists of shirts worn beneath the outerwear, which was made by taking men’s dress shirts to pieces and recombining a variety of cuffs. The top outerwear is a recreation of men’s formal jacket and knitted cardigan in cape style. The bottom is an unbalanced skirt, a Jogakbo-style patchwork of three pieces of men’s formal jackets for structural design.
Made for men, the top is a gentleman’s vest jacket made with men’s formal jacket and leather jumper. The bottom is a modern interpretation of baggy pants inspired by Hanbok pants, deriving from men’s formal jackets, trousers and sports jumpers.
Hea-lim SHIN A line is a dot that went
Hea-lim SHIN As time goes rain falls
Jongkwan CHOI + INNE Coree + LOUIS QUATORZE
Bordeaux Box Bag
Jongkwan CHOI + INNE Coree + LOUIS QUATORZE
Melanie Shoulder Bag_Bamboo, Melanie Tote Bag_Bingyeol, Bordeaux Box Bag are women’s bags created by the collaboration between LOUIS QUARTORZE, a global fashion brand, and Jongkwan CHOI, an artisan of chaehwachil in Korea. Chaehwachil refers to a traditional craft technique of Korea, which mixes natural dyes with lacquer (ottchil) to paint the surface of the craft. The product, developed through KCDF’s program with corporate partners, is a recreation of an everyday fashion item with a touch of Korean traditional chaehwachil. Due to the entirely manual manufacturing process, only 200 pieces have been made. The colors are beautiful and long-lasting.
Melanie Shoulder Bag_Bamboo
Melanie Tote Bag_Bingyeol
ELUNANI + DESIGN JOO
Hwamunseok Mini Bag
ELUNANI + DESIGN JOO
Hwamunseok Mini Bag Is a women’s bag made with an annual plant only found in Korea, “wangol (tall flat sedge)”, vinyl, and materials of Korea’s traditional figured mat “hwamunseok” of Gangwhado Province. Thanks to the use of wangol, the bag is light with a tight and robust weaving, thereby contributing to its practical and aesthetic features. The bag was made in consideration of today’s bag trends through collaboration between a traditional artisan and a designer, and goes well with not only Korean traditional attire Hanbok but also a diversity of everyday wear.
HELINOX + INTENXIV + Sungcheol PARK
Black Nubi Quilted and White Patchwork Chair & Table
Black Nubi Quilted Chair & Table and White Patchwork Chair & Table are camping chairs and tables based on Nu-bi and Jogakbo techniques, and are one of the outcomes of KCDF’s programs with corporate partners to support the development of creative products through collaboration with designers and artisans harnessing the materials and techniques of handicraft. The chairs and the tables give a different image according to the material and techniques used, and set a good example as a practical yet trendy outdoor item.
Black Nubi Quilted Chair & Table
Black Nubi Quilted Chair & Table is a set of an outdoor chair and a table made by Nu-bi technique, which refers to sewing of two pieces of cloth with thin cotton in between them. The high-strength aluminum is used to create the frame, making the units light and highly durable. Also, users can enjoy camping even in the coldness of winter with excellent insulation effects of Nu-bi incorporated on outdoor items.
White Patchwork Chair & Table
White Patchwork Chair & Table Table is a set of an outdoor chair and a table made with ramie cloth through Jogakbo technique. Ramie is a perennial herbaceous plant that belongs to the family of nettle and has traditionally been one of the most sought-after fabric for summer clothes. This product also has used high-strength aluminum for its frames to make it light. Moreover, the ramie cloth is designed in Jogakbo-style and used as a cover to facilitate ventilation and to resist water and pressure.
Bongkyu SONG + Nan-hee KIM + Kun-moo LEE
Tea set for one person
Bongkyu SONG + Nan-hee KIM + Kun-moo LEE
Tea set for one person is a tea set for one , consisting of earthenware, woodenware and Yu-gi. The all-in-one tea set can create a graceful tea time without much hassle as it comes with a transparent glass container to keep the tea, a ceramic cup for the user to take a sip, and a lacquered tray to serve refreshments. It is the outcome of a KCDF project to foster and support a craft village in Namweon, North Jeolla Province, based on the design of designer Bongkyu SONG of BIKD Design and efforts of local lacquerware and woodenware experts. In particular, Namweon boasts a long history of woodenware and lacquerware, and lacquered dishes produced here are recognized for their ability to resist water and suppress microbial activities.
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