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KIM EUN HAK

ABOUT ARTIST Kim Eun Hak works with a group at his own studio, "Eun Hak Kim Design Studio" as an art director mainly focusing on designing furniture, lights, and living supplies. Kim completes the work through the effect that objet is united accidentally by users away from the frame of typical and artificial form. All of his works are made on the basis of this form ‘series of incompletion’. The Artist suggests a design that is made in the flexible relationship of users, pursuing the practical design anybody can understand. THE PROCESS 1. choose /  2. change / 3. compound Kim focuses on the ‘legs’ of furniture. He chooses only legs from several kinds of furniture and transforms the length, then he makes a new glued...

UTOPIA&UTILITY

ABOUT ARTIST As the name evokes, Utopia & Utility combines the functional with the fantastical. Founded in 2012 by siblings Pia and Moritz Wustenberg, London based design duo makes products showcasing the skills of talented craftsman around the globe privileging handmade production. Using natural materials, the duo creates one of a kind pieces reminiscent of nature with an exotic simplicity. The duo creates handmade collections of gorgeous vases, candleholders, stools, glass lights, and bowls that mix glass with wood, ceramic, stone, paper, metals, and pottery. The components stack together to form tabletop sculptures that are simply breathtaking. THE PROCESS Utopia&Utility’s multi-functional product, the Stacking Vessels consists of three individual containers, all of which are formed with traditional craft processes. The ceramic and wood pieces are...

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...

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...