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CONTAINER 5-1

ABOUT ARTIST Container 5-1 is a design studio composed of three designers in a family: a father, a daughter and her husband. It creates what we want to use in our daily lives by combining various materials and forms. Its projects include a wide variety of objects from a coaster for an individual to a dining table for a group of members. The studio also carries out custom design projects for a specific customer’s need where it is involved in furniture and interior styling. WORK PHILOSOPHY The first project of Container 5-1 is the Octagonal series that includes dining table, cabinet, and cupboard. Octagonal series was developed in collaboration with a potter Ji Seung Min to showcase his tableware. Container 5-1 focuses on the functionality...

OBJECT LABS

ABOUT ARTIST Object Labs, established by designer Im Jung Joo, focuses on creating necessary objects in our daily lives. Therefore, its emphasis is on the users: how and why an object is used by its users. As a product design graduate, designer Im questions the purpose of an object and aspires to find the essence of each to reveal the relationship between the object and its user. THE PROCESS He studies the elements of an object to find the essence and analyzes their effect on users. This process lasts several months or even several years to decide a single design for production. The whole process embodies a concrete story to be completed by Object labs. Besides edition works, he also develops short-term projects such as...

MILLORD

ABOUT ARTIST Furniture designer Yoo, Jung Min graduated with an Industrial Design degree at Hongik University in Seoul. As he preferred using wood as a material, he turned towards furniture design from industrial product design. When his peers entered companies as product designers, he instead he learned carpentry at a small workshop and a wood studio. In 2009, he launched a furniture studio, Millord, to showcase well-made modern and simple furniture. THE PROCESS Millord’s work process begins by carefully selecting the finest materials available. With careful consideration, Yoo seeks for the most beautiful balance in a simple design while acutely working to bring most of the material’s characteristics. Millord’s furniture embodies its values in creating excellence in both the functions and the aesthetic harmonies of...